18-Year-Old Linden Woman Killed During Robbery

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LINDEN – Authorities are offering a reward for information that leads to an indictment in the late Monday night fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Linden woman.

The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the death of Amber Wilson, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.

At 11:55 p.m. on Monday, Linden Police were called to the 500 block of Hussa Street following reports of an argument and gunfire, said Romankow. When they arrived, officers discovered Wilson dead at the scene from an apparent gunshot wound, according to the prosecutor.

Members of the Task Force and Linden Police Department worked through the night and continued to work Tuesday on the investigation. At this point, authorities believe that Wilson was walking from a local Dunkin’ Donuts when she was approached and robbed. During the robbery, words were exchanged and the recent Linden High School graduate was shot, said Romankow.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting may anonymously phone in tips to Union County Crime Stoppers at 1-908-654-TIPS, via the Internet www.uctip.org, or text UCTIP plus a message to 274637. Information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the death of Wilson are eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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