The Port Monmouth man who was the subject of a manhunt throughout the Point Boro and Brick areas yesterday was pronounced dead earlier today, one day after he shot himself as SWAT teams approached.
Robert F. Terry III, of Monmouth Ave., Port
Monmouth, was pronounced dead
at 12:55 p.m. today at Jersey Shore Medical Center, according to a prepared statement from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.
According to Al Della Fave, a spokesperson for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, the
incident began as a domestic violence event on Hooper Avenue in Brick
at about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. Terry fled that location, and Brick police issued a description of him to area police departments.
Terry was then seen in Brick
getting into a taxi, when was heading to the train
station in Point Pleasant Beach.
Brick Police called Point Beach
police at 8:40 a.m., and police located the suspect on foot in the downtown area after a motor vehicle stop on the taxi.
At about 8:48 a.m. yesterday, Terry was seen was in the vicinity of 528 Arnold Ave. Shortly after, he was located on the roof of that location. Brick SWAT members
gained access to the roof.
In the presence of the officers, he shot himself in the head with a .25 caliber handgun, according to Della Fave.