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Four Middlesex Relatives Indicted for Shooting Outside of Elizabeth Restaurant

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ELIZABETH, NJ - A grand jury has indicted four relatives all from Middlesex County in connection with a late-night fatal shooting outside an Elizabeth restaurant earlier this year. 

According to acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan, the jury indicted Tyquan Fuqua, 23, and Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, as well as Allan Blackburn, 29, and Derek Fuqua, 40, both of Milltown, charged them with murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and three related weapons offenses in connection with the death of 30-year-old Tyrone Osorio of East Brunswick. 

Elizabeth Police officers responded to a report of a shooting on the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue at approximately 4 a.m. on Sunday, January 14, and found Osorio suffering from gunshot wounds, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Colleen Ruppert. Osorio was transported to University Hospital in Newark for emergency surgery, but was pronounced dead at approximately 4:45 p.m. the next day, Ruppert said. 

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Authorities said an investigation resulted in the four men being identified as suspects in the case. They all were arrested several days after the shooting by Prosecutor’s Office detectives along with members of the Elizabeth and New Brunswick police departments assisting. 

Anyone with information about this matter can contact Homicide Task Force Lt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Melissa Plum at 908-418-2817.

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