A four-year long joint investigation into the January 2013 murder of a 23-year-old city man, gunned down after leaving a local pizzeria, ended with the arrest of Dominique Moore, 25, of Asbury Park, according to a Monmouth County Prosecutor’s news release.
Moore was charged with first degree murder and second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, according to the written statement.
Asbury Park police responded to the corner of Bangs and Dewitt Avenues after receiving a report of multiple gunshots fired near 8:20 p.m. on Jan 10, 2013. Police found Daniel Graves lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township but died near 8:57 p.m.
The Asbury Park Police and Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office investigation revealed that the victim left a neighborhood pizzeria and was followed by a small group. Shortly thereafter, Moore shot the victim and fled the scene on foot, officials said.
Moore was remanded to Monmouth County Jail, pending a detention hearing. If convicted, Moore faces a minimum sentence of 30 years for the murder charge and a maximum of 10 years for the firearm possession charge.
The case has been assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Doyle.
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