On Monday, September 25, 2023 a Plainfield man was arrested for a shooting death that took place on August 12th of this year, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca announced today.
Maurice I. Pierce surrendered to the Elizabeth Police Department where he was taken into custody and processed for 1st degree Murder, 2nd degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, and 2nd degree Possession of a weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. Pierce had been charged on September 8th in the death of Jameer Outsey.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 12th, Elizabeth Police Officers responded to the area of North Broad Street and Magnolia Avenue after reports of a male with a gunshot wound. Upon their arrival, they located 27-year-old Outsey of Bridgewater, who was transported to a local area hospital where he was subsequently pronounced dead. Pierce is currently being held in County Jail pending his next Court appearance.
Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Filipe Afonso at 908-965-3807, Detective Lewis King at 908-337-0807 or Elizabeth Police Department Detective John Londono at 908-764-6392.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an indictment and conviction can be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.
Convictions on crimes of this nature are punishable by terms of up to life in state prison.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.