WHEN: October 9, 2014 at 10 p.m.
WHAT: Stabbing of Asbury Park officer
WHERE: 1248 Washington Avenue, Asbury Park N.J.
The NJ Cop Shot program has posted a reward of $20,000 dollars leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for stabbing Asbury Park Lieutenant David DeSane Thursday night. The lieutenant was in full dress uniform walking down the street when he observed two suspicious men behind an abandoned house on Washington Street. Lieutenant DeSane began to question the men and believed one of the suspects had a gun. Lieutenant DeSane struggled with one of the suspects and was stabbed in the face by the second suspect. Both suspects fled leaving Lieutenant DeSane bleeding at the scene. He was taken to an area hospital and treated for his stab wounds.
New Jersey State PBA President Patrick Colligan said in posting the reward, “An attack on any officer is an attack on every officer. This reward will put pressure on these suspects to surrender before one of their family or friends give them up to get the money. We are just lucky that Lieutenant DeSane did not lose his life in this struggle.” NJ Cop Shot is a program run by the New Jersey State PBA.
Anyone with information leading to the capture and conviction of the suspect should call Asbury Park Police Detective Daniel Kowsaluk at (732) 496-1935.