Rahway homicide under investigation

The fatal shooting of a Rahway man Monday night is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.

The shooting victim has been identified as 21-year-old Nigel Morton.

It was approximately 10:10 p.m. Monday when Rahway Police Department patrol units rushed to a home on the 1200 block of Westfield Avenue to find Morton suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the investigation. Morton was rushed to University Hospital in Newark for emergency medical treatment but died of his injuries at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

This matter remains under joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Rahway Police Department, with the Union County Sheriff’s Office ID Unit assisting. Anyone with information about the death of Mr. Morton is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Joe Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Brendan Sullivan at 908-966-0999.

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