MANVILLE BOROUGH, NJ (Somerset County) – Two individuals have been arrested and charged in a weekend shooting in Manville Borough that left two men injured, according to Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said.
On Sunday, September 11, at around 5:02 a.m., Police responded to the area of South Main Street in response to a 9-1-1 call reporting a male suffering from a gunshot wound, McDonald said.
Upon arrival, officers located an adult male victim with a gunshot wound who reported that he was shot while in a residence in the area of North Weiss Street. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, McDonald said.
Officers then responded to the residence in the area of North Weiss Street where they located a second adult male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound. That victim was also transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, McDonald said.
Detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Investigation Unit and Detectives from the Manville Police Department responded to the scene to conduct an investigation.
Both victims are expected to survive their injuries, McDonald said.
Authorities have not released a motive for the shooting.
As a result of the investigation, Dewitt T. Gilmore IV, 32, of New Rochelle, NY was identified as a suspect in the shooting of both individuals, McDonald said.
On Monday, September 12 Gilmore was arrested without incident in Hillsborough Township and charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder, one count of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and one count of second-degree possession of CDS with intent to distribute. He was then lodged at the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald said.
Additionally, as a result of this investigation, Ainslee J. Clark, 28, of Middlesex Borough was arrested without incident on Monday, September 12 in Hillsborough Township and charged with second-degree Possession of CDS with intent to distribute and fourth-degree obstruction. She was then lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing, McDonald said.
Anyone with information relating to the shooting to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the Manville Police Department at 908-725-1900 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.