Authorities ID Man Stabbed Dead In Elizabeth

A 39-year-old man was stabbed to death Wednesday afternoon in Elizabeth, authorities said.

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Jermaine Brockington was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 1 p.m., Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo said.

The incident occurred on the 100 block of Third Street, around 12:20 p.m., reports say.

A suspect was in custody as of 12:50 p.m., local officials confirmed.

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

Anyone with information is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Detective Richard Acosta at 908-347-0404, Sgt. Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739, or Elizabeth Police Department Detective Jose Martinez at 908-558-2118. 

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at

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