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Assistance from Public Being Requested to Help Solve Two-year-old Homicide

Car identified with persons of interest in 2015 homicide. Credits: Union County Prosecutor

ELIZABETH, NJ – The public’s assistance in identifying and locating two persons of interest in the 2015 fatal shooting death of 20 year-old Earlquan Moore is being sought by investigators, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Wednesday.

The homicide occurred two years ago this week at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, when Elizabeth Police responded to the 200 block of Third Street to find Moore, who had been shot in front of a residence in the area. He was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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Prosecutor’s Office today is releasing video clips depicting the male and female, pulled from surveillance footage recorded shortly before the fatal shooting of Moore. In the video clips, the two persons of interest can be seen walking near the passenger’s side of a white four-door Nissan Altima from the 2013-2015 model years. The male appears to have long black dreadlocks and is pictured wearing a white T-shirt and dark pants with a belt, while the female appears to be wearing a white tank top and dark pants.

The shooting remains under joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department.  Anyone with information about the death of  Moore is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Sofia Santos at 908-577-4256.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are continuing to offer 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


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