A recent outbreak of violence in a New Jersey liquor store has led to the
arrest of three brothers. While investigators continue to work to piece
together the series of events that led to the incident, all three brothers
have been charged with
felonies and are being detained in the county jail. The details surrounding the
case are unclear, and it is possible that additional arrests could come
in the days and weeks ahead.
The altercation took place in the Discount Liquor Warehouse in Neptune
Township. Police believe that the three brothers knew the man who was
stabbed. He was inside the store with two friends at the time. Only one
individual was stabbed in the incident, and he was rushed to an area hospital
for emergency medical treatment. While he was initially listed in critical
condition, he was discharged from the hospital four days after the attack.
One of the brothers is charged with attempted murder, two weapons offenses
and conspiracy to commit aggravated assault. Each of the other two brothers
was charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated assault and aggravated
assault. Another man was charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon
after police found a knife on his person. It is unclear how he was related
to the altercation.
As this case moves forward and the felonies are addressed in court, additional
information may be made public. While an intentional violent attack is
a serious criminal matter, there is no clear indication that this altercation
was not something else entirely. It is possible that a fight between the
parties led to knives being brandished, which in turn led to the use of
a knife in self defense. Until more information is made available, it
is important for New Jersey readers to avoid making assumptions about
the guilt of anyone involved.
Source: nj.com, "3 brothers charged in liquor store stabbing", Mary Ann Spoto, May 16, 2015