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

John Holl
(908) 527-4621

For Immediate Release
July 26, 2011

Elizabeth Teenager Killed in Linden Shooting

An Elizabeth teenager who was shot in Linden last night, was pronounced dead earlier this afternoon, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

The Union County Homicide Task Force continues to investigate the circumstances behind

the shooting death of Juan Carlos Motijo, 16, of Bond Street in Elizabeth. The teen was shot outside of 861 Laurita Street in Linden around 9p.m. on July 25. He was transported to University Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

This remains an active investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available. No arrests have been made and anyone with information is urged to contact Union County Crime Stoppers at (908) 654-TIPS or