Elizabeth homicide under investigation

Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that took place Thursday night in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

The victim has been identified as Teyvon Ray, 20, of Elizabeth.

Police rushed to the area of Bond and 2nd streets shortly before 9:30 p.m. Thursday to find Ray suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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. Ray is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Michael Bowe at 908-514-2080.

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