Update: Villas man dies in early Tuesday shooting

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Bernard E. Green, 30, a.k.a. Peanut, is wanted by police for the shooting death of Chris Turner Tuesday morning. Bernard E. Green, 30, a.k.a. Peanut, is wanted by police for the shooting death of Chris Turner Tuesday morning.

Police identify shooter

VILLAS – A Villas man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning, according to police.

Lower Township police responded to an emergency call of a shooting at 15 Ellery Ave. around 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Police Chief Brian Marker.

On arrival, police found Chris Turner, 44, of 36 Alexander Ave. in Villas, had been shot and killed.

The prosecutor’s office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit responded to assist the Lower Township Police Department in conducting the investigation.

The prosecutor’s office said initial reports indicate that Turner was a visitor at the residence on Ellery Ave. when he was confronted by Bernard E. Green, a.k.a. Peanut, 30, who is known to reside on East Pacific Avenue in Villas. Investigators believe the confrontation between Green and Turner escalated into a physical altercation and Turner was shot multiple times by Green.

Green then fled from the scene. He remains at large, according to police.

Investigators have issued numerous criminal complaints against Green, including first degree murder, second degree burglary, second degree weapons offenses and third degree hindering.

Investigators also charged Kyle L. Timmons, 21, who also resides on East Pacific Avenue, for third degree hindering in connection with his involvement in Green’s shooting death.

The prosecutor's office Major Crimes Unit, Crime Scene Unit, Lower Township detectives and Middle Township detectives are investigating. 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation or the location of Green are urged to contact the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 465-1135, Lower Township Police Department at 886-1619 or the Cape May County Crimes Stoppers at 465-2800.

Persons wishing to remain anonymous can do so by contacting the Cape May County Sheriff’s 411 tip line by texting 847411 or through the sheriff’s department website at www.cmcsheriff.net. Look for “Anonymous Web Tip.”



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