A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth yesterday is under active investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca and Police Director Earl Graves jointly announced Thursday.
Authorities said the deceased victim has been identified as Archeley F. Brizard, 26, of Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Police Department responded to the area of Jefferson Park around midday Wednesday and found Brizard at that location, having sustained serious injury, according to the preliminary investigation.
Police said Brizard was subsequently pronounced dead.
The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Elizabeth 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 or Detective Charles Clement at 908-577-6489.