Elizabeth Man Charged In County’s First Homicide Of 2010

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ELIZABETH – Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 18-year-old Elizabeth man Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after he allegedly shot a 17-year-old girl to death inside an Elizabeth apartment.

Fahteem L Tucker of East Grand Street in Elizabeth has been charged in the death of Zorymar Rosado, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

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Police were called to an apartment on South Spring Street in Elizabeth just after midnight on Jan. 18. They discovered Rosado, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to Romankow. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Based on interviews and an intense investigation, the Homicide Task Force identified Tucker as the prime suspect in the case and arrested him on Monday evening, authorities said.  He is currently being held on $500,000 bail at the Union County Jail.

This was the first homicide of 2010 in Union County according to Romankow, who praised his detectives.

“This quick arrest shows the diligence and importance of the Homicide Task Force,” the prosecutor said. “This is just another example of detectives identifying and arresting a suspect before the person has a chance to harm someone else.”

Tucker will have his first court appearance in the coming days.


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