Suspect in Toms River shooting identified as Stephon Wilmot

Toms River police have identified a suspect wanted in a shooting and attempted robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Police are looking for Stephon Wilmont, wanted for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old man in Toms River.

Police are looking for Stephon Wilmont, wanted for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old man in Toms River. (1/6/16)

TOMS RIVER - Toms River police have identified a suspect wanted in a shooting and attempted robbery Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Stephon Wilmot, 22, attempted to rob a 19-year-old man in the parking lot of Winteringham Village on Route 166 in Toms River.

Wilmot allegedly shot the victim in the shoulder while trying to rob him and then ran away. The victim is expected to be OK.

Police consider Wilmot to be armed and dangerous. He may be driving a 2001 Ford Taurus with New Jersey plates.

Anyone who might know Wilmot’s location is asked to call the Toms River Police Department at 732-349-0150 extension 1291 or call 911.

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