No Developments in Toms River Six-Year-Old Brandon Holt's Shooting Death

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office is handling the investigation.

The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office had no new developments to report concerning the investigation into the death of Brandon Holt, 6-year-old Toms River boy who was fatally shot by a 4-year-old neighbor, on Monday morning, April 15, according to Agent of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Jay McKeen.

The case was transferred from Ocean County to Atlantic County last Tuesday night to avoid any potential conflicts among law enforcement who may have ties to the case, Ocean County Prosecutor Al Della Fave said last week. The shooting occurred last Monday night, April 8, and Holt died on Tuesday.

The longstanding policy of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office has been not to comment on, or acknowledge the existence of, an investigation, although it is expected to make an announcement if charges are filed in this case.

Holt was shot with a .22 caliber rifle while the two were playing together in the neighbor’s yard on McCormick Drive. It remains unclear how the four-year-old came into possession of the weapon, or how the gun was triggered. The parents were “nearby” at the time of the shooting.

No names have been released for the child or the parents.

Services for Holt were held over the weekend.

Barbara April 23, 2013 at 07:24 PM
Jason...interesting...I heard over the weekend that a report on line came about about the self inflicted wound in Lakewood at Shore Shot, but then it was quickly removed from the site.....It may have been on the APP website...will check into it and get back to you....
WhyohWhy April 23, 2013 at 08:14 PM
To Jason and Barbara... they are not the same. The suicide at Shore Shot was a older retired corrections officer. Its on Lakewood Scoop. http://www.thelakewoodscoop.com/news/2013/04/man-who-killed-self-at-shooting-range-was-former-corrections-officer.html#more-75751
jason April 23, 2013 at 08:18 PM
no really there was a suicide at short shot in lakewood. and they were withholding the name for a while. but i now know who it was and apologise to th family for my assumption . It just seemed weird thats all
Barbara April 24, 2013 at 01:30 AM
WhyOhWhy...thanks for doing the investigating....clears it up...thanks....
WhyohWhy April 24, 2013 at 12:00 PM
No prob Barbara... I was actually looking for a name to the Shore SHot incident because there were rumors going around that it was the same one that died tragically in Lacey. But later found out he was 32 and the Shore Shot was a retired officer. No one is saying how the young corrections officer died. Shame he left 3 small children behind. Jason thanks for the apology to the family. Kudos for saying you were wrong.


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