Elizabeth homicide under investigation

A shooting that left one man dead and a second injured in Elizabeth over the weekend is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

The deceased victim has been identified as 28-year-old Darren Scott of Jersey City.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responding to a report of a fight rushed to the Allstar Nightclub on 3rd Street at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday and found Scott injured at the scene. He was transported to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead early Monday morning.  

A second man who was also struck by gunfire during the shooting was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, the Elizabeth Police Department, and the Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, with assistance being provided by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Anyone with information about Scott’s death is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Nelson Costa at 908-337-0807.

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