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Rahway Shooting, Near Clark, Leaves Edison Father of 10 Dead

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Bedford Street, just one block from the border of Clark off Broadway, was the scene of a fatal shooting on Tuesday night. Credits: Susan Roselli Bonnell
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RAHWAY, NJ – The 1400 block of Bedford Street, just off Broadway, was the scene of a fatal shooting and subsequent car accident shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

The victim has been identified as Imad Alasmar, 57, of Edison, a taxi driver. According to reports on pix11.com, the victim leaves behind a wife and 10 children.  

Rahway Police Department patrol units were called to Bedford Street, where they found the body of Alasmar in his taxi. Immediately following the shooting, Alasmar’s vehicle collided with a parked car, resulting in injuries to an adult male and an adult female, who was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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The shooting remains under active joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force and the Rahway Police Department. An autopsy of the victim was scheduled to take place Wednesday. Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Janet Lopez at 908-347-8491 or Sgt. Kevin Grimmer at 908-447-3777.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org

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