Three Jackson residents have all been indicted on charges related to their roles in the October shooting death of a man in Manalapan in a burglary attempt gone terribly wrong, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

Manalapan Police received calls on October 5 around 9:30 pm first about a fight taking place at a home on Fawn Run and then for a confirmed shooting victim where they found Narciso Rodriguez-Corona in need of immediate care when they arrived on the scene.

Rodriguez-Corona was then transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced deceased after suffering from a gunshot wound.

The investigation revealed Gerard Grimes, Zoey Monte and Tyler Martucci all came to the Manalapan residence armed with a handgun.

Grimes had attempted to enter the residence while Monte and Martucci remained outside.

Investigators said that residents of the home were alerted to Grimes’ presence and attempted to stop him from entering, resulting in a brief confrontation outside the home.

Shortly thereafter, a second encounter occurred nearby, where Grimes ultimately shot Rodriguez-Corona before all three of the suspects fled the area.

After receiving initial information regarding the incident, police began to search the area.

A few hours later, police attempted a motor vehicle stop of Grimes’ vehicle, but he failed to stop and eventuall fled the vehicle.

Monte and Martucci were also onboard the vehicle and were arrested at that time.

A short time later, Grimes was found in the backyard of a neighborhood residence.

Zoey S. Monte, 20, of Jackson, was arrested after she turned herself into authorities at the Manalapan Township Police Department this week.

Monte was indicted on one count of second degree Burglary, one count of second degree Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, one count of second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, one count of second degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, one count of fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and one count of third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

Tyler J. Martucci, 22, also of Jackson is currently be held in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River on separate, unrelated charges.

Martucci was indicted on one count of second degree Burglary, one count of second degree Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, one count of second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, one count of second degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, one count of fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and one count of third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

In October, Gerard A. Grimes Jr., 23, of Jackson, was arrested in connection with the shooting death of Narciso Rodriguez-Corona, 43, of Manalapan.

Grimes was indicted this week on one count of first degree Murder, one count of first degree Felony Murder, two counts of second degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, two counts of second degree Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, one count of second degree Burglary, one count of second degree Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, two counts of fourth degree Aggravated Assault, one count of second degree Eluding, one count of fourth degree Resisting Arrest, and one count of fourth degree Tampering with Physical Evidence.

If convicted of Murder, Grimes faces a minimum sentence of thirty (30) years in New Jersey state prison without the possibility of parole, and a maximum sentence of Life imprisonment subject to the provisions of the “No Early Release Act” (NERA), requiring him to serve 85 percent of his imposed sentence before becoming eligible for release on parole.

Grimes would also be under parole supervision for five years following his prospective release from state prison.

If convicted of any of the second degree crimes, Grimes, Monte and Martucci each face up to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison on each count.

Any sentence resulting from a conviction for the second degree crime of Burglary is also subject to the provisions of NERA.

The trio would also be under parole supervision for five years following their respective release from state prison.

Grimes, Monte and Martucci are each being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) in Freehold Township.

Grimes has been detained pending trial since his arrest on October 5, 2019.

Detention hearings for Monte and Martucci are schedule for February 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Paul X. Escandon.

The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutors Joseph Lanzot and Lawrence Nelson.

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