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
JENNIFER DAVENPORT
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2017

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

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responding to a report of shots being fired in the area of 5th and Niles streets at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, July 16 found the victim, a 33-year-old male, in the driveway of his home suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the investigation. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter.

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

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Michael Manochio at 908-966-2287.

The Union County Crime Stoppers 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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