Warrant issued for man accused of killing 25-year-old woman in Manchester Township

Maxwell Johnston, 35 is accused of fatally shooting Gabriella Caroleo, 25 last month.

Matt Trapani

Jul 3, 2024, 9:24 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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Ocean County officials are searching for a man they say killed a woman in Manchester Township last month.
The county prosecutor says that 35-year-old Maxwell Johnston shot 25-year-old Gabriella Caroleo in the stomach on June 27. Caroleo was taken to the hospital but died from her injuries.
Officials say that Johnston is currently on the run. A warrant has been issued for his arrest. He was charged with murder and weapons charges.
Caroleo was laid to rest on Tuesday. She was a mother to a son, according to her obituary.
Anyone who may have information about Johnston’s whereabouts is urged to call Detective Denis Mitchell, of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, at 732-929-2027, extension 2476, or Detective Richard Conklin, of the Manchester Township Police Department, at 732-657-2009, extension 4211.


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