UPDATE: High Speed Chase in Tinton Falls Leads To Crash, Two Deaths

Car reportedly fled after being stopped by police

Two occupants of a car that was involved in a high-speed chase with the Tinton Falls police late Wednesday night are dead after a crash in the borough.

Monmouth County First Assistant Prosecutor Richard Incremona said two Tinton Falls police officers stopped a 2008 Subaru Impreza with three male occupants on Shafto Road around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. When one of the officers approached the vehicle, he spotted a .380 semi-automatic handgun in the car, the assistant prosecutor said.

Incremona said the officer grabbed the gun and immediately alerted the other officer about the gun. The driver then fled the scene at speeds "in excess of 100 miles per hour," as the two police officers pursued, Incremona said.

The driven then lost control of the vehicle after about a mile and half down the road and hit several trees on the side of the road. Two of the vehicle's occupants were ejected from the car and the third occupant was extricated by first responders.

Incremona said two of the vehicle's occupants are dead, but did not release any of their names and said he was unsure if one or both of the occupants who were ejected had died. He said the names would be released once their next of kin is notified.

The third occupant remains in critical condition at a "local medical facility," according to a release from the prosecutor's office.

Incremona said investigators also found a loaded 9mm handgun and several rounds of .380 caliber rounds in a plastic bag in the car after the crash. Anothr round was found on one of the deceased occupants.

He said no shots were fired by the police or the occupants of the vehicles during the incident.

The incident is being investigated by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, including its Major Crimes and Professional Responsibilities units. Tinton Falls Police, Wall Township Police, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office and the Monmouth County Serious Collision Analysis Response Team. MONOC, Wayside North and South First Aid and the Wayside Fire Department assisted at the scene.

Incremona said the investigation will also include a probe into whether the officers demonstrated "full compliance with state and county laws of pursuit."

ArmyBrat September 17, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Very sad situation, I feel bad for their parents. Right or wrong please do not make this more unbearable for them.
Cotton September 17, 2012 at 04:23 PM
@TS i think you are missing my point. Whether i get into a car that has a loaded gun in it or not (can you say for certain they the person other than the one who had it knew the gun was in the car), i di dnot ask the driver to drive away from the police. All i am saying is that everyone is saying that they got what they deserve. How can that be. ther eare people out here who commit murder, child rape and sodomy and all they serve is a few years in prison. And your telling me that DEATH is the punishment for carryinga gun and running from the police? And as far as the article about rahmel, did you notice it said he was wanted for a parole violation? That he did not have any record as an adult. yes, the headline was about a serial burglar but it was not him. Did you read it or did you just look at the pictures? Please do not misunderstand, i am not claiming that everyone is innocent but just because i was guilty or wrong about some things in my past, that does not AUTOMATICALLY mean I am wrong now. and how you say they had guns on them whether they were legal or not? if they were legal, what's the problem?
Cotton September 17, 2012 at 04:27 PM
@so much to say What i am saying is that I, nor anyone on here, know if they were legal. and if they turn out to be illegal, our comments were made before we became aware of that fact. And please remember, the first amendment only carries you so far. It is not blanket immunity. people 9not just thing) run from the police for all sorts of reasons. It just is not right for US to comment about things we dont know. And from living n the area as long as I have, just because the police say something happened does not necessarily mean it happened that way. just like citizens do things they are not supposed to, so do police officers and almost everyone else with a lil power.
Cotton September 17, 2012 at 04:30 PM
michelle, who said that he public hurt their families? No, no one was responsible for that accident but the driver but the public does not have to say nasty, uncalled for, or judgmental things right now when a mother is grieving for her boys.
Cotton September 17, 2012 at 04:32 PM
i am a girl. i never said they WERE legal, just said that none of us know if they are.
Cotton September 17, 2012 at 04:33 PM
In that story, why did it say that two police pulled them over? Just asking because i have never been pulled over for a moving violation by more than one officer. It was only 10:30 so it was not unusually late. JUST ASKING?
Cotton September 17, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I apologize anonymous but i can't answer those questions. The point i am making is CAN YOU?
Cotton September 17, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Careless and reckless driving? people get tickets for those very things every day. i do not see any posts about those people deserving to die. It was his BROTHER not his associate and that is why this is so sad because people are talking about things they really do not know about (no one but he boys really know why) and a mother is grieving for her TWO sons.
TS September 17, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Answer me this, where in ANY of my comments did I say they deserved to die? I never said that, I said the made that decision to get into a car with guns and run for the cops and those were the consequences. That's a big difference from saying they deserved to die. The other thing with the guns it is a LAW that you are not to carry a loaded weapon in the car in the state of NJ the bullets and gun must not be together, they had LOADED guns in the car that's why I said wether the guns were legal or not, because they were loaded it was still against the law. That's my point.
anonymous September 17, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Lets see: car chase at reckless and dangerous speeds--putting the people in the car including the police following them and bystanders in major jeopardy--CHECK; Weapons in vehicle--hmmmm, tough one, but I will say it is not normal to flee with weapons in the vehicle unless they were used or were about to be used. Sounds like the evidence is compelling and overwhelming that wrong doing and nefarious activity was taking place. OK , I believe I answered the questions.
MiddletownResident September 17, 2012 at 06:22 PM
LMAO Cotton...I read their criminal histories..stabbing someone and burglaries..come on now..I dont do crap like that, I follow laws ..and here I was thinking i was a good citizen OMG Bad Michelle u are horrible, so guess your definition of good citizen is someone who carries guns, stabs people ect ect they sure werent bringing blankets and food to the homeless that night and the nights they commited their past crimes..THEY Should have been home with their kids and family instead of the streets with guns and ammo at 10:30 pm
rbresident September 17, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Cotton you need to give up. You aren't making much sense. Getting pulled over its quite normal practice for another police officer to come on scene and "back" the other officer up. Regardless of who is pulled over, its common practice to do so. Police try to watch out for each other ESPECIALLY when they pull people over that have a car full of bullets and guns so they made the right choice having two officers.
Peace September 17, 2012 at 08:51 PM
No one knows the EXACT details of what took place besides the deceased, the officers, and the survivor. And not even the cops know the events prior to them pulling over the car. These young men made mistakes, yes, but I agree that people are so quick to speak speculation as fact. Everyone wants to play judge judy and speak on how they were DEFINITELY up to no good. We just simply dont know. Those boys were sons, fathers, cousins, and friends to many. Its not fair to pass judgement because some of US have family and friends or have commited crimes of our own and were never caught. We ALL make mistakes big or small. Why not be kind enough to atleast just offer condolensces to the family. Leave the negativity aside. Yes it's your right to say what you want but that doesnt mean you always have to! May God bless the Adams, Womack and Crawford family and all those affected by this tragedy.
lola September 17, 2012 at 11:57 PM
NO ONE has any right to judge another person or persons. NO ONE should have to die a tragic death. Every one should let the family of these young men grieve with honor and dignity. The mother of these boys carried them in her womb for nine months, she felt them move, and grow; now she must bury them. The circumstances of their death is mute. There is no need for negative comments and judgement. Let is go!!
lola September 17, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Let it go!
Peace September 18, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Hmm why did my comment get deleted. It wasn't vulgar or inappropriate
sheila September 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM
im pretty sure everyone on the comment page a family member who have made a bad decision in there life, if not yourself, however those two brothers are gone now and the other youngman is fighting for his life, no one deserves to die !! to be so coldhearted and ignorant on this page is really disrespectful to the family!!!! !!! ok granted someone was fullyloaded in the car, they never said who had it, the youngman pulled off out of fear because of what was in the car inwhich cost them there lives, that right there dont make them bad men, u guys are judging these youngmen because of the gun and the chase, gun wasnt fired, thugs would have fired !! all we know they could have been transporting the guns to someone and just got caught in the process, who knows and guess what we will never know !!! I dont know the family but as a mother, my heartbreaks for the young lady who loss her two sons and for the mother who son is in critical condition !! everyone who is passing judgement have or had some type of criminal activity in there lives, rather it was them or there child or a family member !!! may god continue blessing this family and put a heart inside the chest of theses coldhearted people on this comment page, one day it could be u!!
George September 20, 2012 at 05:53 PM
I keep reading how nobody on here knows what happened and therefore comments should not be made. Here is what we know: 3 people were in a car with handguns. The handguns were obviously in plain sight so it is safe to assume that all 3 occupants knew the weapons were there. So we can can blame the driver for taking off and blame the driver for the accident but you cannot excuse the other 2 occupants completely. They were responsible for where they were at the time of the accident and as such responsible for the outcome their lack of good judgement caused to occur. Lastly I keep reading how these were good boys who died tragically. They were men who made a bad decision and based on stories both on here and other newspapers it was not their first bad decisions in life. Bottom line is if you live that kind of life BAD things will happen to you and those around you. We need to stop making excuses for the decisions people make in life.
sharon September 20, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Really???? Can we put it to rest. This mother lost 2 of her children. “God, bring comfort and peace. Peace is your essence. Peace is your name. Bring peace to this family who has lost their precious child in death. We come to you, God because we know that you sorrow, and are acquainted with grief. You too have endured the loss of a child. You empathize. We can’t help but ask, “Why?” Forgive our insistence, our confusion, even our anger. We believe that you are just, and we ache to understand how this tragic death is an expression of that justice, how it expresses your love. We also know – in our minds at least – that you seldom answer the “why?” question. We press you, but on these matters you are mostly silent. What we ask instead is “how?” How can we move forward? How can this bring us together and not tear us apart? How can we now live under the shadow of this untimely death? Answer this prayer with your comfort and guidance. There is no way to remove the pain. The grief is real. The only sanity is to know, to believe, in a life beyond with you, when all the scales are righted and the sufferings are made good. We trust you and your promise that while this child’s life on earth is done, his life beyond has just begun. With that release we lose him and let him go into your arms, then by faith receive in return the boundless comfort of your presence. That is all, that is enough. In Jesus.” Unknown.
sharon September 20, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Yes Lola I agree. Everyone needs to stop with the negative comments and the judgement. Let this family grieve.
lola September 21, 2012 at 09:04 PM
George, Really??? You just had to stick and twist the knife deeper into the heart of the mother of these boys to try and prove a point. The family and friends are grieving, let it go!!!! It is done!
lola September 21, 2012 at 09:06 PM
citizen cane September 23, 2012 at 08:34 PM
this is why NJ needs a concealed weapon permit law, oh wait these guys were criminals.
TS September 24, 2012 at 12:22 PM
George, I agree 100%. Lola if they don't or you don't like what's being said on here DON'T READ IT. It's that simple.
Lynda September 27, 2012 at 06:57 PM
@Cotton.....the guns were both loaded and they had extra ammunition as well, in a baggie and in one of their pockets. They took off @ a high rate of speed and crashed within a mile 1/2 after they were pulled over. If they weren't doing anything wrong, why did they flee....just sayin! The police didn't have a chance to even pursue them.
Lynda September 27, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Good lesson Kim!!!
Lynda September 27, 2012 at 07:03 PM
@Tara....having a good time with two loaded guns....really. What kind of fun do you have? I too, pray for the families of these young men who died foolishly.
Tara September 27, 2012 at 09:26 PM
@Lynda. Give it a rest. Misery really must love company.
Lynda September 28, 2012 at 02:13 AM
@Tara...I can't imagine loosing a child, never mind 2. I pray for their family because no parent should ever have to bury a child. You are the one who said they were young men out having a good time, what does that have to do with misery loves company?
Gary Parent October 09, 2012 at 10:37 AM
Everytime I hear about things like this that happen close to home I used to think it was bad guys from out of town. It is scary to think that these local guys were driving around with guns and ammo, nothing good could have come from it. The cops aren't perfect, but running from them is obviously a mistake.


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