Rahway homicide under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Rahway Friday night is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Jamaal Gaines.

Police responded to the 1500 block of Irving Street at approximately 9:15 p.m. Friday to find Gaines suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force, the Rahway Police Department, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s Identification Unit. Anyone with information about the shooting is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Michael Manochio at 908-966-2287 or Detective Sofia Santos at 908-577-4256.

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