Investigators seeking information from the public on unsolved 2019 homicide

Sunday will mark one year exactly since a fatal shooting that took the life of 27-year-old Justin Claiborne of Roselle last summer, and investigators are asking for assistance from the public to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday.

The case has been under active investigation since Roselle Police Department patrol units responded to the Oak Park Apartments on Garden Drive shortly after 11 p.m. on Friday, June 21, 2019, where they found Claiborne, who had sustained multiple gunshot injuries. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

Investigators are asking anyone who was in the area around the time of the shooting to recall anything suspicious they may have seen. Anyone with information about the shooting is being urged to contact Union County Homicide Task Force Sergeant Andrew Dellaquila at 973-274-5771 or Detective Hans Noriega at 908-337-0807.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are continuing to offer 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