POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH - Authorities have arrested a man believed to have shot a woman outside the Sand Bar restaurant in Brielle.
Louis Cataldo, 62, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose. He is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Facility on $1.5 million bail.
Officials believe the suspect shot and critically wounded a female victim in the parking lot of the Sand Bar restaurant in nearby Brielle just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. The victim is believed to have worked at the Sand Bar. Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Charles Webster says she was shot once.
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Authorities say the woman is in critical but stable condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center.
Following the incident, Cataldo allegedly barricaded himself in a home in the Bay Point Harbor Condominiums in Point Pleasant Borough. Neighbors tell News 12 New Jersey that the man with whom police were in a standoff was the owner of the Sand Bar.
Editorial Note: Earlier reports incorrectly identified the victim. News 12 New Jersey apologizes for the error.