Linden homicide under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Linden this morning is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

The victim, an adult male, has yet to be positively identified.

Shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Linden Police Department patrol units responded to the area of West Baltimore Avenue and East Curtis Street and found the victim at that location, according to the preliminary investigation. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Linden Police Department, Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271 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