OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
Michael A. Monahan
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 22, 2017

A man being sought by police has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Roselle this weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

Nathaniel Price, 25, of Roselle is charged with murder and related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 21-year-old Tyquan Johnson of Newark.  

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, Roselle Police Department units rushed to the 1000 block of Rivington Street to find Johnson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead later in the day.

This matter is now under joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Roselle Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit. Anyone with information about the shooting or Price’s whereabouts is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Nelson Costa at 908-337-0807.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org.

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