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Middle Township PD
Friday April 30th, 2021 :: 02:55 p.m. EDT


Shooting of Man with Nail Gun in Burleigh Leads to Arrest for Attempted Murder

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, members of the Middle Township Patrol Division responded to Cape Regional Medical Center for a report of a subject who had been shot in the chest with a nail gun.  The victim Thomas Stansbury, age 58 of Villas, New Jersey, was then transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City Campus, for further treatment.   During the course of the investigation by the Middle Township Major Crimes Unit, it was learned that the accused, Stephen Calfine, age 44, of Villas, New Jersey, purposefully shot the victim in the chest while they were on a jobsite in the Burleigh section of Middle Township.  He then attempted to push the victim off the second story of the unfinished building they were constructing.  Calfine was then arrested by members of the Middle Township Major Crimes Unit and charged with attempted murder, a 1st crime, aggravated assault, a 2nd crime, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, a 3rd degree crime.  Calfine was lodged in the Cape May County Correctional Facility.  Stansbury was discharged from the hospital after being treated for his injuries.
*Any charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless they are proven guilty.

Middle Township PD
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Cape May County, NJ 08210

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