February 25, 2014

Elizabeth Homicide under Investigation

The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department are jointly investigating a fatal shooting that occurred late Monday afternoon in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.

The victim, 22-year-old Bryant Sanders of Newark, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was approximately 5 p.m. Monday when police received numerous 911 calls regarding a shooting that had just occurred in the area of Second and Pine streets in the city’s Elizabethport section, according to the investigation. Responding officers found Sanders on the ground outside of a property there.

As of Tuesday morning no arrest had been made in connection with the shooting, which marked Union County’s second homicide of 2014. The investigation remains active, and anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Robert Henderson at 908-747-4499.

A reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the death of Mr. Sanders is being offered by the Union County Crime Stoppers; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” and a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org