By: Richard L. Smith
Two men were arrested on Friday, September 1st, for a shooting death that took place on June 26, 2023 Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca announced today.
At approximately 8:30 p.m. on June 26th, Elizabeth Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Salem Avenue in Elizabeth after reports of multiple people shot in the area.
Upon their arrival, they located three gunshot victims inside a vehicle: Edouard, who was transported to Trinitas Hospital, where he was subsequently pronounced dead, and two female victims, a 23-year-old and a 3-year-old, who were treated at University Hospital and listed in stable condition, according to Assistant Prosecutor Jillian Reyes.
A joint investigation conducted by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force, Elizabeth Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Ballistics Unit led to the apprehension of Daniels and Gray.
“While this arrest does not bring Mr. Edouard back, we hope it comes as some small solace to his loved ones, and I commend the dedicated efforts of the investigators from the Union County Prosecutor’s Walter Daniels, 33, of Newark, and Devon Gray, 31, of Elizabeth, were each charged with 1st-degree Murder, two counts of 1st Degree Attempted Murder, 2nd-degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and 2nd-degree Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purpose in connection with the fatal shooting of Guerley Edouard, 28, of Roselle.
Elizabeth Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Department, and the Union County Police Department, who worked tirelessly on this case,” said Prosecutor Daniel.
Anyone with information should contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force Detective Patrick Bradley at 908-418-2817, Sergeant Felipe Afonso at 908-603-7116, or Elizabeth Police Department Detective David Haverty 908-335-6378.
Convictions on crimes of this nature are punishable by terms of up to life in state prison.