Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana have announced a joint investigation involving a shooting that took place in Lower Township resulting in the death of a 21 year old male.
On this date at approximately 3:15 am, the Lower Township Police responded to the 700 block of Route 109 in the Cold Springs section of Lower Township for a report of a person attempting to gain entry into an occupied residence. As officers were enroute to the location it was learned that the homeowner shot the intruder after he broke through the glass door.
The intruder, James P. Weaver Jr., of the Cold Springs section of Lower Township was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The homeowner was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.
The investigation is on-going and there are no criminal charges at this time.