Press Release

For Immediate Release: April 12, 2017

The fatal shooting of an Elizabeth resident is under investigation, Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as 28-year-old Michael Eargle.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responding to a report of shots being fired on the 1800 block of Lafayette Street found Eargle at that location shortly after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Eargle was pronounced dead at the scene a short while later.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Sergeant Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Rudolfo Correia at 908-418-5800.