Police Search For Shooting Suspect

ELIZABETH – Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old Elizabeth man who allegedly shot and killed a father of two in the hallway of an Elizabeth apartment building last month.

An arrest warrant was issued for Laquan Harris, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office announced Saturday. Authorities said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on Harris’ whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Jason Everitt of the Union County Homicide Task Force at 908-347-9176. Union County Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for the arrest and indictment of Harris.

Anyone with information may anonymously call the Crimestoppers Tipline (908) 654-TIPS.
According to authorities, Antonio Davis, 28, was shot once at about 8:10 p.m. on April 13 in a first-floor hallway of a five-story, brick building in the Oakwood Plaza apartment complex. Davis was taken to University Hospital in Newark, where he died.

Davis lived in Rahway, but he was well-known at Oakwood Plaza. His aunt and cousins live in the building where he was killed, and his girlfriend and two sons live down the street, according to neighbors.

The building has been the location of previous violent and drug-related incidents.

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