Neptune City Man Shot Dead While Driving On Route 18 In Colts Neck


Lloyd Earl Sanders, 54, of Neptune City was pronounced dead from a gunshot wound after Colts Neck Police found his body in a 2009 Mercedes-Benz C350 that had crashed on Route 18, south of County Road 537 at around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Colts Neck Police received a 9-1-1 call at 1:58 a.m. on Sunday morning April 29 reporting on single car crash on on Route 18 south where they discovered the driver, Sanders, deceased from an apparent gunshot wound.  A 52 year old passenger with non-life threatening injuries was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released.  RSLmedia is reporting that the 52 year old passenger also suffered gunshot wounds.

Earl Lloyd Sanders via mugshots.com

The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and the Colts Neck Police Department are investigating the incident. Anyone with relevant information is asked to contact  Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Ryan Mahoney 1-800-533-7443 or Colts Neck Police Department Detective
Rich Zarrillo 732-780-7323.

Information can be provided anonymously through  Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400, by texting “MONMOUTH” plus the tip to 274637, or via email at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com

Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of criminals and fugitives.

The Prosecutor’s Office has yet to respond to MMM’s inquiry into Sander’s criminal history, if any.  An Earl Lloyd Sanders, who used the alias Lloyd Earl Sanders according to published reports, was arrested in Monmouth County in March of 2003 for attempted murder, eluding, aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a weapon (a vehicle), possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.  That Sanders was convicted in 2006, was eligible for parole in 2013 and his sentence was completed in 2017. Earl Lloyd Sanders was 39 at the time of his arrest and would be 54 today.


The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office has confirmed that the decedent is the same Earl Lloyd Sanders mentioned and pictured above.  Investigators are sorting through his various aliases, according to Christopher Swendeman, spokesman for the Office.

Posted: April 30th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: , , , , | 13 Comments »

13 Comments on “Neptune City Man Shot Dead While Driving On Route 18 In Colts Neck”

  1. Proud Republican said at 11:19 am on April 30th, 2018:

    This is who Phil Murphy wants to give the right to vote.

  2. But said at 12:00 pm on April 30th, 2018:

    deceased people can’t vote.

  3. Proud Republican said at 1:19 pm on April 30th, 2018:

    When he was alive though, he was a dangerous, violent felon. You know, the type that Murphy loves to pander to with promises of voting rights?

  4. Likely around 98% said at 1:42 pm on April 30th, 2018:

    of those incarcerated now, or out after serving time, either voted Democrat to begin with, or would, if they could. This is what we deal with, among other assaults, on free, fair, proper, and legal elections..

  5. What do u mean, “but?” said at 1:52 pm on April 30th, 2018:

    Many people have joked for years that one can remain alive forever, if one lives and votes in Hudson county, since it often appears that they don’t purge their voting lists very well, and that many votes from dead people are cast up there, every year!

  6. king said at 2:39 pm on April 30th, 2018:

    proud republican

    ‘fyi i knew him in real life he was a g stfu if u a racist go back to germany where the nazis at just dont say sh** if u dont know anything kkk

  7. There ya go, said at 6:49 pm on April 30th, 2018:

    go right there down to the race argument. Doesn’t matter what color the person is, it’s what did he do against the law in his lifetime. Guess we are never going to get past the tired old, trite, victimhood complaints. It is still very frightening that a lot of people are still getting violent against each other in our midst..

  8. Pig said at 3:07 pm on May 1st, 2018:

    You are a racist son of a bitch! This man who I personally had known over 30yrs was a good reputable man/business owner. He was well respected, and gave back to the community. If you are going to trash anyone, it should be your racist ass president, that bastard is a threat to our country.

  9. dentss said at 3:12 pm on May 1st, 2018:

    What’s this ..nobody complaining about gun violence ….just doing the job our courts can’t do ….

  10. SNS said at 4:41 pm on May 1st, 2018:

    Proud Republican, you have no idea what the man was today. I’m sure you are not in a position to throw stones when you probably have cracks in your foundation. He paid his debt and was doing great things in his community. The fact that he is dead has nothing to do with his past activity. Know what your talking about first.

  11. Keep up said at 5:12 pm on May 1st, 2018:

    with the name calling. Makes your arguments so much more convincing. No one wants to see more violence on any human being, period. And, many believe the most racist president in modern history finally left, after eight long years of division, which is manifesting in ugly ways every day- by design!

  12. Proud Republican said at 7:09 pm on May 1st, 2018:

    @SNS – let’s see, attempted murder, aggravated assault of a police officer, possession of a weapon, stolen property, resisting arrest – yup sounds like a swell guy. And I’m sure he was shot not because he was mixed up in some criminal activity, but because he failed to signal when changing lanes. You really should face facts – this was one bad dude

  13. King said at 7:08 pm on May 6th, 2018:

    Proud republican u asshole u support trump and like i said u didn’t know him in real life don’t u find it strange all of these crimes were at least 15 years ago. YES THATS HIS PAST DEAL WITH IT he was trying to change you should shut your fucked up mouth and stop making assumptions. Like I said I knew him personally and got my haircut many times at his salon this was not the man I knew