Fatal shooting in Elizabeth under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth yesterday is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca and Police Director Earl Graves jointly announced Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 32-year-old Antwoine Thompson.

Members of the Elizabeth Police Department responding to the intersection of Second and Bond streets in the city’s Elizabethport section early Monday afternoon found Thompson at that location, having sustained serious injury, according to the preliminary investigation. Thompson was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, where he was pronounced dead shortly before 3 p.m.

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

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Lt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271, Detective Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873, or Detective Michael Tambini at 908-472-4301. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at