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Fatal shooting in Elizabeth under investigation

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

A fatal shooting that took place in Elizabeth yesterday is under active investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca, and Police Director Earl Graves jointly announced Thursday.

The deceased victim has been identified as 26-year-old Archeley F. Brizard of Elizabeth.

Members of the Elizabeth Police Department responded to the area of Jefferson Park around midday Wednesday and found Brizard at that location, having sustained serious injury, according to the preliminary investigation. He was subsequently pronounced dead.

The investigation into the shooting is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Elizabeth Police Department, Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873 or Detective Charles Clement at 908-577-6489.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an indictment and conviction can be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.



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