Neptune City man sentenced to 34-years in prison for attempted murder
A Neptune City man is sentenced to an aggregate total of 34-years in prison following his October conviction for the attempted murder of two men outside of (the now closed) Cameo Bar on Main Street in Asbury Park in 2012.
Tyrice L. Berry, 24, was sentenced to the maximum custodial sentence of 24 years in a State Prison for his conviction of the first degree crime of Attempted Murder.
Patrol officers from the Asbury Park Police Department were in the area of Main Street and Sunset Avenue around 1:23 a.m. October 19, 2012 when they heard and responded to shots fired outside of the Bar, located at 1213 Main Street.
Police found a 30-year-old male and a 28-year-old male, who had both sustained multiple gunshot wounds while sitting in a parked car.
Both men were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune Township, where they received treatment for their injuries and survived.
The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Asbury Park Police Department immediately launched an investigation.
A thorough forensic investigation resulted in the recovery of key pieces of evidence that were later linked to the Berry.
His prison sentence is subject to the provisions of the "No Early Release Act" (NERA) requiring him to serve 85 percent of the prison term imposed before becoming eligible for release on parole.
He would also be under parole supervision for five years following his release from state prison.
The sentenced handed down by Ocean County Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski also adds on a consecutive 3-year sentence, subject to NERA for second degree Aggravated Assault.
Berry will spend an additional 8-years in state prison stemming from his convictions of second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and second degree Possession of a Handgun Without a Permit, pursuant to the “Graves Act” requiring him to serve a mandatory period of parole ineligibility of 42 months.
In October, Berry was found guilty of two counts of first degree Attempted Murder, second degree Aggravated Assault, second degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, and second degree possession of a Handgun without a Permit.
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