Police have arrested the suspect who murdered a Little Egg Harbor man in Lakewood on Sunday night.

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and Lakewood Police Chief Gregory Meyer have announced that Jahvontae Debose, 24, of Lakewood, is being charged with Murder following the shooting death of Dajour Randolph, 20, of Little Egg Harbor.

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Lakewood Police responded to Tudor Court Sunday following a 9-1-1 call about a man who had collapsed in the middle of the road.

Officers found Randolph with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest and he was then transported to Monmouth Medical Center-Southern Campus in Lakewood, where he later passed away.

The Ocean County Medical Examiner performed a post-mortem examination and determined the cause of Randolph’s death to be from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the manner of death to be homicide.

Debose, who was arrested by Ocean County Prosecutor's Office Narcotics Strike Force Detectives in Pleasantville following a motor vehicle stop there, is being charged in addition to murder with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana, Possession of more than Fifty Grams of Marijuana, Possession of a Firearm in the Course of Committing a Drug Offense, Being a Certain Person not to Possess a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

He remains in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

If you have any other information concerning this investigation, contact Detective Brant Uricks of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 or Detective Eric Cicerello of the Lakewood Township Police Department at 732-363-0200.

“Law enforcement officers at the local, county, state, and federal levels demonstrated outstanding teamwork in connection with this very deliberative and comprehensive investigation. I am extremely grateful for their hard work and perseverance in expeditiously solving this horrendous and senseless crime,” Prosecutor Billhimer said in a statement.

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