The Union County Homicide Task Force is currently investigating the beating death of a man that happened overnight in Elizabeth, said Prosecutor Theodore Romankow.
The homicide happened at 229 Broad Street Elizabeth (Royal Fried Chicken). According to the investigation, a physical altercation occurred inside the establishment between two male individuals. The fight continued onto the side walk where the suspect proceeded to beat victim to death. Victim was pronounced 3:23am and is identified as Donald Vankline (dob 9/11/67), suspect is identified as Mikel Anderson (4/22/65) and is currently in jail. Elizabeth Police Officers located suspect several minutes after the incident and made the arrest.
Anderson was charged with the murder and Judge Peim set the bail at $700,000.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.