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Lakewood man charged in murder of Little Egg Harbor man
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Lakewood man charged in murder of Little Egg Harbor man


A Lakewood man was charged Thursday in the Sunday murder of 20-year-old Little Egg Harbor Township resident Dajour Randolph, authorities said.

Jahvontae Debose, 24, was also charged with drug and weapons offenses in the murder of Randolph, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said in a joint statement with Lakewood police Chief Gregory Meyer.

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At 7:40 p.m. Sunday, police responded to Tudor Court for a report of a man who had collapsed in the middle of the road, Billhimer said. The officers found Randolph with a gunshot wound in his chest.

He was taken to Monmouth Medical Center, where he later died.

Debose was taken into custody by the prosecutor’s Narcotics Strike Force following a motor vehicle stop Tuesday in Pleasantville, Billhimer said. He was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, conspiracy to distribute marijuana, possession of more than 50 grams of marijuana, possession of a firearm in the course of committing a drug offense, certain person not to possess a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

He was taken to the Ocean County jail.

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