Fatal shooting in Elizabeth under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth on Thursday evening is under investigation, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca jointly announced Friday.

The victim has been identified as Shamar L. Brown, 34, of Elizabeth.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 16, members of the Elizabeth Police Department responded to the intersection of Second Street and Bond Street in Elizabeth, where they found Brown at that location, having sustained serious injury, according to the preliminary investigation. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

This matter remains under investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and the Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit. 

Anyone with information is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force Sergeant Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492, Detective Richard Acosta at 908-347-0404, or Elizabeth Police Department Detective John Londono at 908-578-5192.

The Union County Crime Stoppers are offering 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