Fatal shooting under investigation in Elizabeth

A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth on Sunday night is currently under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday morning. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Haneef Brockington of Elizabeth.

Shortly before 10:45 pm on Sunday, December 29th, Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responded to a gas station parking lot in the 300 block of Morris Avenue. There, officers found Brockington with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the preliminary investigation. Brockington was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene. The joint investigation is active and ongoing, led by the Union County Homicide Task Force, and assisted by the Elizabeth Police Department, the Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and the Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Andrew Dellaquila at 973-274-5771and/or Detective Nicholas Falcicchio 908721-8186.

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