UPDATE III: 8/9/18 HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: CITY OF MILLVILLE

Follow up on shooting homicide that occurred on 8/9/18 at approximately 8:15 pm in the City of Millville at 2 Sharp Street.

The victim has been identified as Joseph L. Jones, age 37, of Millville, NJ.

This crime occurred in the parking lot of 2 Sharp Street (Lakeside Middle School).  Numerous children were at a field (located behind the school and parking area) participating in midget football activities when the event occurred.  Help with setting up  group crisis intervention for the children affected by this event has been offered to the association by the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.

All investigative leads gathered thus far lead investigators to believe that this was a targeted attack against the victim.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information will be released at this time.  Anyone with information is asked to contact Lt. George Chopek of the CCPO Major Crimes Unit at 609-381-2046.

Anyone wishing to share information anonymously may do so in one of three ways: 1) by downloading the CCPOTIP App at the Android or iPhone store and choosing the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office; or 2) by submitting an anonymous tip via text to 847411 with CCPOTIP and your tip in the message line; or 3) by going to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office Facebook page or webpage (njccpo.org) and submitting a tip to the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office.