The Toms River man who shot two men in the head inside of an apartment complex on River Avenue in Lakewood on December 19, has been indicted by a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County, according to a statement from Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.

Tyshaun Drummond, 39, was indicted on two counts of Murder as well as Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and Burglary in connection to the deaths of Nicholas Hardy, 36, of Toms River, and Sergio Chavez-Perez, 32, of Lakewood.

He shot both men inside the apartment complex and then tried to flee the area.

When Lakewood Police responded around 7:20 am, they had a description of the suspect responsible for firing the shots and saw Drummond right in front of the complex.

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Police ordered him to lay on the ground, but when he refused, he was tasered, by a department-issued Conducted Energy Device.

When Drummond was down, and in handcuffs, police entered the building and discovered Hardy and Chavez-Perez, each with gunshot wounds to the head.

Drummond has been in the Ocean County Jail since his release from a local hospital two days following the shooting at the apartment complex on River Avenue in Lakewood.

Prosecutor Billhimer said that Ocean County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Jamie Schron presented the case to the Grand Jury on behalf of the State.

(Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutors Office)
(Photo Courtesy: Ocean County Prosecutors Office)

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