Elizabeth homicide under investigation

The fatal shooting of an Elizabeth man Saturday afternoon is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

The victim has been identified as Earlquan Moore, 20.

It was approximately 3:15 p.m. Saturday when Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responded to the 200 block of 3rd Street in Elizabeth to find Moore, who had been shot in front of a residence in the area. He was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

The shooting is currently under joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department.  Anyone with information about the death of Mr. Moore is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Joe Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Robert Henderson at 908-347-2686.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 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