Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced today that the victim of a homicide that occurred in Lakewood on Friday, June 21, 2019, has been identified as Eric Galarza, age 36, of Lakewood.

Lakewood Township Police Officers found Galarza suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at a Lakewood residence. Galarza was transported to Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus where he was pronounced dead.

This is an active and ongoing investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Lakewood Township Police Department and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department.

Anyone with any information on this investigation please contact Detective John Carroll of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office at 732-929-4760 or Detective Oscar Valmon of the Lakewood Township Police Department at 732-363-0200.