An Elizabeth man was arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that took place on November 23rd, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca announced today.
Gerard Manning, 30 of Elizabeth, was charged with first-degree murder, second-degree possession of a weapon, second-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. This morning, the Elizabeth Police Department arrested Manning without incident. He is currently being held at the Union County jail.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, November 23rd, Elizabeth Police Officers responded to Mravlag Manor after a report of a homicide. Upon their arrival they located 30-year-old Victoria Myers, of Elizabeth, who was found dead at the scene.
A joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force, members of the Elizabeth Police Department, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit resulted in Manning being swiftly identified as a suspect in the case.
“I want to assure the public that the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and our partner law enforcement agencies remain committed to tirelessly pursuing those who threaten the safety and security of the communities we serve,” Prosecutor Daniel stated.
This is an ongoing active investigation, and anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Filipe Afonso at 908-370-4318, Detective Alex Lanza at 908-603-7116 or Elizabeth Police Department Detective Tom Gaines at 908-418-6434.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.