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Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor
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Press Release

For Immediate Release: June 22, 2019

A fatal shooting that took place in Roselle last night is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport announced Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Justin Claiborne of Roselle. 

Roselle Police Department patrol units responding to a report of a shooting at the Oak Park Apartments on Garden Drive shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday found Claiborne there, according to the preliminary investigation. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

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

Anyone with information about the shooting is being urged to contact Task Force Sgt. Andrew Dellaquila at 973-274-5771 or Detective Hans Noriega at 908-337-0807.

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) or online at