Elizabeth homicide under investigation

A fatal stabbing that took place in Elizabeth earlier today is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl Graves jointly announced Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Jermaine Brockington.

Around midday on Wednesday, November 25, members of the Elizabeth Police Department responded to the 100 block of Third Street in Elizabeth and found Brockington at that location, having sustained serious injury, according to the preliminary investigation. He was subsequently rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 1 p.m.

This investigation is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Elizabeth Police Department and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Richard Acosta at 908-347-0404, Sgt. Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739, or Elizabeth Police Department Detective Jose Martinez at 908-558-2118. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at