OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

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

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2015

The victim has been identified as Imad Alasmar, 57, of Edison.

Rahway Police Department patrol units were called to the 1400 block of Bedford Street shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, at which time they found the body of Alasmar in his taxi. Immediately following the shooting, Alasmar’s vehicle collided with a parked car, resulting in injuries to an adult male and an adult female, who was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

The shooting remains under active joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force and the Rahway Police Department. An autopsy of the victim was scheduled to take place Wednesday. Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Janet Lopez at 908-347-8491 or Sgt. Kevin Grimmer at 908-447-3777.

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 www.uctip.org.