Manalapan man charged in Freehold Borough fatal shooting

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Reashaun Billingsley Death – Obituary : A Manalapan man has been charged in Monday night’s fatal shooting in Freehold Borough that took the life of an 18-year old man, reports states.

23-year-old Lamin Conteh has been taken into custody on charges of first degree Murder, first degree Attempted Murder, second degree Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose and second degree Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey.

On Aug. 23rd, 2021 at exactly 5:00 pm, the Freehold Borough Police Department received a 911 shooting report call outside a Lloyd Avenue residence, according to reports.

On arrival, Responding officers located Reashaun Billingsley, 18, and a second male victim inside the home.

Billingsley was unresponsive and had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  First responder administered first aid and then transported him to Central State Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at about 6:04 pm.

The second male victim suffered a small graze wound to his leg, according to report.

An investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Freehold Borough Police Department disclosed that Billingsley and the second male victim had been sitting on the front porch outside the Lloyd Avenue home, when a sedan approached them.

At that time, the rear seat passenger, later identified as the defendant, started shooting at the two men.

According to reports, Conteh was apprehended at exactly 2:10 p. m. this afternoon in Manalapan, and remains incarcerated pending a detention hearing to be scheduled in Superior Court. He faces a life sentence on these charges.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.