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Two people found dead in New Jersey apartment complex, suspect arrested

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Dec. 20 2021, Published 3:12 p.m. ET

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A man is accused of killing two people at a New Jersey apartment complex, according to prosecutors.

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Tyshaun Drummond, 39, was charged with two counts of murder in connection to the deaths of Nicholas Hardy and Sergio Chavez-Perez on Dec. 19. He was also charged with possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, burglary and unlawful possession of a weapon.

Around 7:20 a.m. on Dec. 19, police from Lakewood Township, New Jersey, responded to a shots fired report at an apartment complex, according to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office. Witnesses reported a suspect description and officers saw a person who matched the details.

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Police ordered the suspect — later identified as Drummond — to the ground, but he refused, according to prosecutors. Officers then used a stun gun to detain him.

When officers went into the apartment building, they found the two victims, who were shot in the head, according to prosecutors.

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Drummond is currently in custody at the hospital, and authorities said the investigation is ongoing.

“The deaths of these two men are senseless and tragic. The responding Lakewood Township Police Officers should be commended for their bravery and their use of less than lethal force in taking Drummond into custody. They prevented a bad situation from getting worse,” Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer stated.

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