A 32-year-old Lakewood man suffered a gunshot wound to his head in a home invasion robbery that occurred at about 9 p.m. Monday night, police said.
While being treated on scene by EMS workers, the man told officers that three men had entered the home on Eisenhower Street and demanded an undisclosed amount of money. Witnesses reported hearing a gunshot prior the suspects fleeing the home on foot, a statement from Lakewood police said.
The victim, whose name was not released, was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, and is expected to survive.
While on scene, police say they received a report of a suspicious person walking in an adjacent community. Officer John Ganley eventually located a man, identified as 27-year-old Terence Ousley of Asbury Park, walking on Dorchester Drive. He was arrested for trespassing, and the investigation that ensued led detectives to determine that he was one of the three men who entered the home, the statement said.
Ousley was charged with attempted murder, burglary, robbery, possession of a handgun and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. His bail was set by Superior Court Judge James Blainey at $150,000 cash. He remains in the Ocean County Jail.
The investigation is continuing, police said. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Detective John Murphy at the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 or Lake Police Officer Steve Kelusak at 732-363-0200 ext. 5349.