Toms River man charged with murder after 2 found dead inside Lakewood apartment

According to authorities, 39-year-old Tyshuan Drummond was arrested and charged in the deaths of Nicholas Hardy and Sergio Chavez-Perez.

News 12 Staff

Dec 20, 2021, 12:45 PM

Updated 917 days ago

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Police say a Toms River man is facing two counts of murder after two men were discovered fatally shot inside a Lakewood apartment Sunday morning.
Newly released video shows the moment Lakewood police tased the suspect to take him into custody.
Police were called to an apartment complex around 7 a.m. on River Road after shots were fired.
According to authorities, 39-year-old Tyshuan Drummond was arrested and charged in the deaths of Nicholas Hardy and Sergio Chavez-Perez.  
Ocean County prosecutors say police confronted Drummond outside the apartment complex when he failed to comply with orders. They tased him, and then arrested him.
Police found both men dead inside the apartment, both shot in the head. Prosecutors called the deaths senseless and praised the police for their bravery and using non-lethal force in capturing Drummond, who is in custody at a hospital.
The Lakewood Scoop identified one of the victims as a father of three whose children attend Lakewood schools. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family with expenses.
News 12 has been told that Drummond and the two victims knew each other. The prosecutor says the investigation remains active and ongoing.


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