Elizabeth homicide under investigation

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

The victim has been identified as 21-year-old Trevon A. Palin.

Members of the Elizabeth Police Department responding to the 1000 block of Anna Street Thursday night found Palin at that location, having sustained serious injury, according to the preliminary investigation. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

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 Sgt. Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492 or Detective Ryan Kirsh at 908-347-1420. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at