Elizabeth homicide under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth over the weekend is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera announced Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Tyrone Osorio of East Brunswick.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responding to a report of a shooting on the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, January 14 found Osorio there suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the preliminary investigation. Osorio was transported to University Hospital in Newark for emergency surgery, but was pronounced dead there at approximately 4:45 p.m. the next day.

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

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048.

The Union County Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $5,000 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