LOWER TOWNSHIP — A Villas man was shot and killed early Tuesday morning at a home on Ellery Road. Authorities are searching for the man suspected of shooting him.

Chris Turner, 44, of Alexander Avenue, was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds by police called to the home shortly after midnight.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help to find Bernard E. Green, 30, of East Pacific Avenue in the Villas. Green goes by nickname “Peanut,” they said.

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Cape May County and local authorities investigating the crime determined Turner and Green, both visitors at the house, had a physical altercation that ended with Turner being shot multiple times and Green fleeing the scene.

Criminal complaints filed against Green include murder, weapons offenses and hindering an investigation. Authorities said they are seeking a second man, Kyle L. Timmons, 21, of East Pacific Avenue, on a hindering charge.

Ellery Road was closed to traffic early Tuesday morning. The modest single-story house was wrapped in crime-scene tape. Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor released a picture of Green.

People can provide information anonymously. They can contact the Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135, Lower Township Police at 609-886-1619, Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800 or the Cape May County Sheriff’s Department 411 tip-line by texting 847411. Or, they can leave an anonymous Web tip at www.cmcsheriff.net.

The ongoing investigation involves the Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit from the Prosecutor’s Office, along with police in Lower Township and Middle Township.

Contact Richard Degener:

609-463-6711

RDegener@pressofac.com

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