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
June 25, 2011

HTF Investigating Friday’s Homicide in Elizabeth


The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of an Elizabeth man that occurred Friday evening, said Prosecutor Theodore Romankow.

At approximately 9:25 p.m. on June 24 the Elizabeth police department responded to the corner of 2nd and Pine Street on a report of a shooting. When they arrived the found Antoine Best DOB: 2/2/1988 of Flora Street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, said Romankow.

The Homicide Task Force continues to gather and examine evidence connected with the shooting, said Romankow. The Task Force also continues to investigate a June 22 shooting in Elizabeth at Pine Street 3rd Street. The victim in that shooting was identified as Ramill Thomas DOB 12/171979.

A reward of up to $5,000 is available for anyone with information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for either shooting. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling (908) 654-TIPS or www.uctip.org