The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow

Contact:John Holl

November 15, 2010

Arrest Made in Elizabeth Homicide

Just before 11p.m. on Sunday members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with a shooting death that occurred in the city of Elizabeth roughly 17 hours earlier, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

According to the investigation, 34-year-old Yessenia Feliciano, a resident of 204 Erie St, Elizabeth was shot when she answered the door of her house just before 6 a.m. said Romankow. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Within a few hours of the shooting investigators had identified and had complaints signed against the 17-year-old suspect and were in the process of locating him,” said Romankow. “While that search was underway an anonymous caller phoned a tip into Union County Crimestoppers with the suspect’s location.”

With the assistance of the Newark Police Department, the Homicide Task Force located the suspect inside a NJ Railroad Avenue apartment in Newark. He was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with murder and weapon offenses.

The suspect is a juvenile and cannot be publically named but prosecutors said they will seek to try the suspect as an adult.

Union County Crimestoppers offers rewards of up to $5,000 for the arrest and indictment of people who commit crimes in Union County. All calls are kept anonymous and confidential. Crimestoppers may be reached at (908) 654-TIPS or

These criminal charges are mere accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.