A Pennsylvania man is pondering a decision made 24-hours ago at a motel in Seaside Heights that led to him sitting in an Ocean County Jail cell facing charges including Attempted Murder.

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Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced Monday that Jose Serrano-Robles, 43, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, is being charged with Attempted Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Being a Certain Person Not to Possess Weapons.

An investigation began, for borough police, when a 9-1-1 call came in around 2:00 am on Monday about shots being fired at the La Fontana Motel on Grant Avenue.

When police officers arrived on scene, they found a 51-year-old male victim with an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

He was then brought to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.

As of Tuesday morning, he is reported to be in stable condition.

After the shooting, the gunman fled the scene.

Seaside Heights Police Detectives and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Major Crime Unit assessed the scene and learned that Serrano-Robles and the man he shot in the head were sharing a room together at the motel.

Inside the room, police found two handguns.

During the investigation, detectives also learned that Serrano-Robles shot the man he was sharing a room with and then took off.

Seaside Heights Police Detectives found Serrano-Robles though at the Toms River Bus Station.

He was then arrested without incident.

Serrano-Robles remains in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Prosecutor Billhimer credited the success of the investigation to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Seaside Heights Police Department Detective Bureau and Patrol Division, Toms River Township Police Department, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Warrants Division.

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