NEWS RELEASE

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

Contact:
John Holl
908-527-4621
jholl@ucnj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
November 6, 2010

Authorities Investigating Elizabeth Robbery


This morning, at approximately 4:08 a.m., the Elizabeth Police Dept. responded to 178 Spring St, Elizabeth NJ, (Knights Inn) regarding a robbery in progress, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Upon their arrival the officers observed a male who being chased by suspects, Jahind Davis, DOB 07-11-1985, of 914 So. 19th St, Newark NJ and Jaquil Spruill, 08-22-92, of 648 Essex st, plainfield NJ.

It appears from the investigation that the suspects were attempting to rob the victim at the motel, said Romankow.

While chasing the armed suspects and fearing for his safety and the safety of the victim, the officer fired at the suspects several times fatally injuring Jahind Davis. Spruill was shot and was transported to UMDNJ where he is currently listed in critical condition.

The UCSD along with the UCPD is currently processing the scene. The Prosecutor’s Office has secured numerous statements from witnesses.

This remains an active investigation and additional details will be released when they become available.