Jersey City Man Charged In Fatal Elizabeth Shooting

A 24-year-old Jersey City man has been charged in a fatal shooting in Elizabeth last month, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said Friday. 

Anthony Figueroa
Anthony Figueroa Photo Credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office

On July 6, police responded to a report of shots fired on East Jersey Street where they found Carlos Rodriguez, 19, with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to University Hospital in Newark, where he died the next day. 

Anthony Figueroa was identified as the suspect. Figueroa, who was in jail this week in Vermont on an unrelated matter, was charged with murder and weapons offenses. If found guilty he faces 30 years to life in prison. 

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to call Task Force Detective Sonia Rodriguez at 908-341-3380, Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271, or Elizabeth Police Department Detective Carrie Scharpnick at 908-558-2069.

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