Toms River police shooting victim identified
Newly-issued information about the individual who died in Tuesday's police-involved shooting in Toms River indicates that he lived in the complex where it occurred, but a different apartment.
Christopher Apostolos, 56, of 190 Edgewood Court in the Silver Ridge apartment complex, was pronounced dead at 1:06 PM by MONOC emergency medical technicians, according to the office of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.
The incident took place in 109 Edgewood Court. Two Toms River police officers were sent there on a report of a person believed to be in need of mental health services.Investigators in the preliminary phase concluded that a service revolver was fired in the course of an altercation between Apostolos and the officers.
Still to be disclosed are whether one, or both, officers discharged weapons, whether Apostolos was armed, what prompted the mental-health wellness check call, and whether anyone else witnessed the incident.
Little is known about Apostolos's circumstances. A Lacey Township Police report of January 2014 indicated that Christopher Apostolos, 53 at the time, was apprehended at the Bay Harbor Motor Lodge, on the strength of a $2,500 warrant issued by the Ocean County Sheriff's Department, by an officer on an unrelated investigation.