Juvenile charged with murder after Elizabeth shooting victim dies

A local man who was shot in Elizabeth last month has died due to his injuries, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Anthony Feliciano of Elizabeth, who was pronounced dead Tuesday afternoon.

An investigation involving the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department has revealed that at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, Feliciano was shot in the area of Mattano Park and rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where he underwent emergency treatment.

A 17-year-old juvenile whose identity is being withheld due to his age was subsequently identified as the shooter in the case, and he was arrested on juvenile complaints of aggravated assault and weapons offenses on Friday, July 28. Today, the assault complaint was upgraded to murder.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492. 

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.