It's has been three years since a Bradley Beach man was shot while sitting in his vehicle in Neptune Township and law enforcement in Monmouth County continues to pursue leads and is urging anyone with information on the murder to come forward, asks Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

On February 8, 2016, Neptune Police responded to 1306 7thAvenue on a report of a shooting and not long after arrival officers found Andre Thorne, 19, of Bradley Beach, in the driver’s seat of a 2002 red Dodge Neon suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Thorne was rushed to Jersey Shore University Medical Center where he would later be pronounced deceased, less than a month shy of his 20th birthday.

Investigators said Thorne was sitting in the car with two others at the time of the shooting but neither have been identified.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Neptune Township Police is still active and ongoing as police and detectives try to identify the person or persons responsible for shooting Thorne.

If anyone has any information they are asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Andrea Tozzi 1-800-533-7443 or Neptune Township Detective Eric Chunn 732-988-5200.

If you want to remain anonymous and have information relevant to this investigation you can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; can text “MONMOUTH” plus their tip to 274637; or, email a tip via the website at

Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000.000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of any suspect in the murder of Andre Thorne.

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