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Elizabeth Police Investigate Fatal Shooting on Westminster Avenue


By: Richard L. Smith 

In the early morning hours of Sunday, July 7th, Elizabeth Police Officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 400 block of Westminster Avenue.AdUpon arrival, officers found two adult males with gunshot wounds.

One of the victims, identified as Jose Aranzamedi, 47, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The other victim, a 51-year-old male, is currently in stable condition after receiving treatment at a local hospital.

The investigation into this shooting is ongoing. Authorities urge anyone with information to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873 or Elizabeth Police Department Detective Eduardo Lozada at (908) 558-2033.AdAnonymous tips can also be submitted by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at

Tips that lead to an arrest and indictment may be eligible for a reward of up to $10,000 from the Union County Crime Stoppers.