LINDEN, NJ - A string of 2011 shootings in Elizabeth and nearby towns was related to a feud involving a gang member from Linden who was sent to state prison today, officials said.

Eugene Cady, 27, was sentenced to 42 years for the gang-related murder in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced today. 

Cady, a member of the Rollin’ 30s set of the Crips street gang in Roselle, shot Kason Wilson in the head at the 900 block of Union Street in Linden around 11 p.m. on Aug. 21, 2011, prosecutors said. Wilson, 24, was part of the G-Shine set of the Bloods street gang based in Linden.

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Two months prior to the homicide, a number of gang-related shootings occurred in Elizabeth, Linden and Roselle, authorities said.

An investigation involving the Linden and Roselle police departments, Union County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies found the murder in Linden was the result of a gangland feud between Cady and Wilson.

Cady was charged in January 2013. A Union County jury convicted him of charges including murder and weapons offenses. He must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole. 

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