Public’s assistance still sought in investigating unsolved 2014 homicide

Investigators are continuing to seek assistance or information from the public as the third anniversary of an unsolved 2014 Elizabeth homicide approaches this weekend, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour said Friday.

Alonso Gordon, 39, of Elizabeth was fatally shot three years ago this Saturday.

At approximately 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, police and emergency medical personnel rushed to the 200 block of Pine Street in the city’s Elizabethport section and found Gordon suffering from gunshot wounds.

Gordon had been sitting on the front steps of a building on that block when an unidentified suspect approached on foot and fired a handgun at him at close range. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

A joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department uncovered surveillance video footage that appears to depict the shooter rounding a street corner near the site of the homicide seconds before shots rang out. The suspect is dressed in what appears to be a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants, and he is also wearing beige boots and a belt with a large metallic buckle.

Investigators are urging anyone who was in the area at the time to think back and recall any suspicious activity they may have witnessed. The night of October 14, 2014 was unseasonably warm and humid, with temperatures in the low 70s at around 10 p.m., humidity levels around 85 percent, and overcast skies.

Anyone with information about the death of Mr. Gordon is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271. The Union County Crime Stoppers also are continuing to offer a reward of up to $10,000 for information about this case that leads to an arrest and indictment; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” and a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at