Elizabeth homicide under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth overnight is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Saturday.

The victim has been identified as 20-year-old Jamile Robbins of Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responding to a parking lot on Irvington Avenue during the early morning hours of Saturday found Robbins at that location, according to the preliminary investigation. He was transported to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.  

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth 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 Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Andrew Dellaquila at 973-274-5771 or Detective Richard Acosta at 908-347-0404.

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