The deceased victim has been identified as 35-year-old Carlo Dauphinof Linden.
Linden Police Department patrol units responded to 1400 block of Union Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday and found Dauphin at that location, having sustained a fatal injury, according to the preliminary investigation.
The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Linden 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. Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873,Prosecutor’s Office Detective Rich Acosta at 908-347-0404 or Linden Police Department Detective Juan Velarde at 908-474-8552.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an indictment and conviction can be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.