Elizabeth Woman Shot While Answering Door

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ELIZABETH — Police have arrested a 17-year-old suspect in connection with the shooting death of a 34-year-old Elizabeth woman, authorities said.

Just before 11 p.m. last night, members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a male suspect in connection with the death of Yessenia Feliciano, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow said.

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According to the investigation, Feliciano was shot when she answered the door of her Erie Street home just before 6 a.m. on Sunday, Romankow said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Within a few hours of the shooting investigators had identified and had complaints signed against the 17-year-old suspect and were in the process of locating him,” said Romankow. “While that search was underway an anonymous caller phoned a tip into Union County Crimestoppers with the suspect’s location.”

With the assistance of the Newark Police Department, the Homicide Task Force located the suspect inside a NJ Railroad Avenue apartment in Newark. He was taken into custody without incident. He is charged with murder and weapon offenses.

The suspect is a juvenile and cannot be publicly named, but prosecutors said they will seek to try the suspect as an adult.


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