FREEHOLD — A Monmouth County grand jury indicted a 34-year-old Plainfield man yesterday, charging him with shooting his ex-girlfriend outside a Hazlet diner in February.
Jermaine Foster was indicted on counts of first degree attempted murder, second degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, second degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and third degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw, Jr.
Investigators believe that Foster went to the Red Oak Diner in the early morning hours of Feb. 6 to look for his ex-girlfriend, a 35-year-old Keyport woman who worked there as a waitress. Foster allegedly argued with her at the diner over her attempts to end the relationship.
Investigators believe that the argument continued outside the diner, where Foster allegedly shot the victim several times in the face, neck, arm and upper torso. Hazlet police responded at 4:47 a.m. and administered first aid until emergency medical services arrived. The victim received treatment at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, where she underwent several surgeries.
Several hours after the shooting, Hazlet police and detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office tracked Foster to a house in Linden. With assistance from the Linden Police Department, authorities arrested Foster without incident and recovered a handgun and a substance believed to be cocaine.
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