Fatal shooting in Linden under active investigation

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

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Nadir Williams.

Members of the Linden Police Department responded to the 400 block of Bower Street shortly after midnight on Friday and found Williams at that location, having sustained multiple gunshot wounds, according to the preliminary investigation. Williams was transported to University Hospital in Newark, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 2:30 a.m.

This investigation is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Linden Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271 or Detective Nicholas Falcicchio at 908-721-8186.

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