Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202


Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor
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Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 6, 2015

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that took place late Monday afternoon in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as Sutton West, 24, of Magnolia Avenue in Elizabeth.

Police rushed to the 200 block of Pine Street on a report of shots being fired at approximately 5:30 p.m. Monday to find West suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The case remains under joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department. Anyone with information about the death of Mr. West is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Kevin Grimmer at 908-447-3777 or Detective Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $5,000 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