Stabbing Victim Dies

Male with stab wounds was taken to Community Medical Center by friends

Also see: Search Continues for Man Wanted in Toms River Stabbing, http://patch.com/A-vGCv

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 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.

Smot Revir July 03, 2012 at 11:29 AM
We are not allowed to use the God word on posts !
Smot Revir July 03, 2012 at 01:36 PM
@ honestliving...in the fairy tale world of yours it would be nice to have a job.In case you haven't noticed unemployment seems to be extremely high,so where do you suggest people "get off their butts" and go to work ?And by the way,do you know what the term"working poor means"? Google it,you will be amazed ! Open your eyes pal,come into the real world !
e July 03, 2012 at 02:16 PM
I suggest all yu dumb ass people shut the hell up cuz he was a great person and thas right u didn't kno him and not only did he have a great heart he was a great friend and he always lended a helpin hand and he had the smile to light up the room ...his life was taken too soon in a fist fight that went wrong so before u post on somethin mayb u should do a little research .. jus because okf his music doesn't define every aspect of this young man.. I love u kevin copes rest easy until the day we meet again
So Much to Say July 03, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Goodness this person must be a product of the Lakewood School system.
TLD August 28, 2012 at 06:46 PM
As a family member, I thank you for that post. At the end of the day, a beautiful life was taken. We lost a son, cousin, nephew, uncle, brother, friend. We lost a beautiful life. It amazes me the judgement that people pass with limited knowledge and the direspect shown to a family mourning. Regardless of a person's past, you weren't there and have no idea what happened in that moment. Nothing, i mean nothing warrants any life to be taken. RIP Kevin.


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