Police: Son shoots mother’s ex-boyfriend with BB gun in Toms River

     File photo. (Image: .v1ctor Casale via Flickr)

    File photo. (Image: .v1ctor Casale via Flickr)

    A man shot his mother’s ex-boyfriend with a BB gun early Tuesday morning in Toms River, police said.

    Toms River Ptl. Michael Cassady responded to Wawa at 179 Route 36 East on a report of a man passed out in the bathroom, according to a release issued by the police department. 

    Cassady found a 34-year-old man intoxicated and bleeding on the bathroom floor, police said.

    An investigation revealed that the 34-year-old man had gone to his ex-girlfriend’s home on the 500 block of Woodland Avenue in the township and at some point passed out on the front lawn, according to police. 

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    He awoke and fled when the woman’s 18-year-old son, Jacob Weightman of Woodland Avenue, began to shoot him with a BB gun, police said.

    The man was treated for minor wounds to his forehead, face, and shoulder, police said.

    Weightman was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of a weapon. He was released on $75,000 bail. 

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