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UPDATE: Gunfire Kills 35-Year-Old Linden Man

By rlsmetro on

A homicide that took place in Linden yesterday is under investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Saturday. 

The deceased victim has been identified as Carlo Dauphin, 35, of Linden.

Linden Police Department patrol units responded to 1400 block of Union Street shortly after 6:30 p.m. Friday and found Dauphin at that location, having sustained a fatal injury, according to the preliminary investigation. 

The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Linden 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,Prosecutor’s Office Detective Rich Acosta at 908-347-0404 or Linden Police Department Detective Juan Velarde at 908-474-8552.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an indictment and conviction can be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.