UNION COUNTY, NJ. (THECOUNT) — Paul Baez, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, has been identified as the victim in a Monday fatal shooting in Union County.

Baez, 17, was fatally shot in Elizabeth Monday afternoon.


According to reports, police responded to a call of shot fired in the 100 block of Fulton Street in Elizabeth around 2:30 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, Baez was found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

Baez was pronounced dead of gunshot injuries.

Anyone with possible information on the shooting should contact Sgt. Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873, Detective Sean Holcomb at 908-358-8377 or Elizabeth police Detective Edward Benenati at 908-328-6972.

Tips can be called to 908-654-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.uctip.org. Information resulting in a conviction may result in a $10,000 reward through Union County Crime Stoppers.


Geo quick facts: Union County is a county in the U.S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2019 Census estimate, the county’s population was 556,341, making it the seventh-most populous of the state’s 21 counties – Wikipedia.