Stabbing Victim Dies
Male with stab wounds was taken to Community Medical Center by friends
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A Lakewood man who was stabbed Saturday in Toms River has died.
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office is investigating the stabbing death of a man identified by multiple sources as Lakewood resident Kevin Copes.
Toms River police were called to Community Medical Center about 1 a.m. after a man was brought to the emergency room by friends for treatment of stab wounds.
The police referred comment on the death to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
The initial reports indicate the man was stabbed in an apartment complex parking lot by an unknown subject, police said. It was unknown whether the stabbing was related to the shooting at a birthday party that occurred late Friday night.
In that incident, a man was shot during a large birthday party for a 21-year-old man around 11:30 p.m. The victim ran to neighbors for help and was subsequently taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center's trauma unit in Neptune for treatment.
Anyone with information is asked Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-929-2027 or Toms River Police at 732-349-0150.