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UPDATE: Authorities Identify Man Shot Dead in Linden


A fatal shooting that took place in Linden yesterday is under active investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as 29-year-old Andy Rozelien of Linden.

Officials say shortly before 4 p.m. on Monday, members of the Linden Police Department responded to the 1600 block of St. Georges Avenue to find Rozelien at that location, having sustained severe injury, according to the preliminary investigation.

Rozelien was transported to Trinitas Regional Medical Center in Elizabeth, where he was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.

This investigation is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Linden Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit.

Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873 or Sgt. Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492; tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at