Elizabeth homicide under investigation

The fatal shooting of an Elizabeth resident is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Sunday.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responding to a report of shots being fired in the area of 5th and Niles streets at approximately 2:50 a.m. on Sunday, July 16 found the victim, a 33-year-old male, in the driveway of his home suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the investigation. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly thereafter.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Identification Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Michael Manochio at 908-966-2287.

The Union County Crime Stoppers 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