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21 Year Old Newark Man Shot in Roselle Dies, Police Charge Suspect with Murder

Police searching for 25 yr. Nathaniel Price from Roselle - Charging with Murder. Reward Offered by Crome Stoppers. Credits: Union County Prosecutor

ROSELLE, NJ - Tyquan Johnson, 21 years old, of Newark who was shot in the early morning hours on Saturday in Roselle, died later that afternoon. Authorities are searching for 25 year-old. Nathaniel Price from Roselle and have charged him with murder and other related weapons offenses, according to acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park.

Roselle Police officers were called to the 1000 block of Rivington St. shortly after 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. There, they found Johnson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was transported to University Hospital in Newark.

The shooting is still under investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Roselle Police Department, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit. 

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Anyone with information about the shooting or Price’s whereabouts is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Nelson Costa at 908-337-0807.

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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