Elizabeth homicide under investigation

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

The shooting victim, a male believed to be in his late 20s to early 30s, has yet to be identified.

Police rushed to the area of New Point Road and 7th Street at approximately 2:30 a.m. Thursday to find the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene. A joint investigation involving the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department was subsequently initiated.

An autopsy was scheduled to take place Thursday. Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Kevin Grimmer at 908-447-3777 or Detective Andrew Dellaquila at 973-274-5771.

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