Two Charged With Attempted Murder of Little Egg Harbor Man
Two men have been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of a 23-year-old Little Egg Harbor Township man.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Little Egg Harbor Chief of Police Richard Buzby have announced that Ademola Bostick, 24, of Bay Shore, NY, and Rajah Mayo, 20, of Freeport, NY, have been arrested and charged with the attempted murder of Charles Sortino, 23, of Little Egg Harbor.
The incident occurred in April 3rd. More details of the incident and arrest from Prosecutor Billhimer:
At approximately 11:45 p.m., Little Egg Harbor Township Police responded to a 911 call in reference to a male victim laying in the road on Center Street. Responding Officers found Mr. Sortino, 23, of Little Egg Harbor, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Atlantic City Medical Center where he is currently listed in critical condition.
An extensive investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and the Little Egg Harbor Township Detective Bureau determined that Bostick and Mayo drove from New York to Little Egg Harbor where they shot Mr. Sortino several times with a handgun. Although the investigation revealed that Bostick was the individual who, in fact, shot the victim, Detectives were able to determine that Bostick and Mayo acted together and in support of one another in carrying out the shooting. Bostick and Mayo were arrested early this morning by members of the United States Marshals Fugitive Task Force at their respective residences in New York. Both men are pending extradition to Ocean County and upon their return they will be lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.