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Four Middlesex Relatives Charged in Connection With Elizabeth Shooting

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Two New Brunswick men are among a group of four relatives charged in connection with an Elizabeth homicide, authorities announced.

Tyquan Fuqua, 26, and Almalik Fuqua, 27, both of New Brunswick, are being charged in connection with the fatal shooting of 30-year-old East Brunswick resident Tyrone Osoriom, according to a Jan. 19 statement from acting Union County Prosecutor Ann M. Luvera.

They’ve both been charged with murder, weapons offenses and conspiracy to commit murder, Luvera said. Also implicated and issued the same charges are Allan Blackburn, 29, and Derek Fuqua, 40, both of Milltown.

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Allan Blackburn, 29 of Milltown. Credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office

Early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 14, Elizabeth police received reports of a shooting on the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue, Luvera said.

Officers responded at 4 a.m. and found Osorio at the scene, who was suffering gunshot wounds, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Colleen Ruppert, who is prosecuting the four suspects.

Almalik Fuqua, 27 of New Brunswick. Credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office

Osorio was taken to University Hospital in Newark for emergency surgery, according to Ruppert, but succumbed to his wounds just before 5 p.m. the next day.

New Brunswick police, along with officers from Union County and Elizabeth, identified the four suspects as defendants in the case. Police from New Brunswick and Elizabeth arrested them on Thursday, Jan. 18.

Derek Fuqua, 40 of Milltown. Credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office

If convicted, they could each spend up to life prison.

Several of the suspects have already made themselves acquainted with Middlesex County authorities.

In 2011, Tyquan Fuqua was given four years probation for forging government documents, and a $300 in 2015 for drug distribution, according to public records.

Tyquan Fuqua, 26 of New Brunswick. Credit: Union County Prosecutor's Office

Almalik Fuquam, in 2008, was handed a five-year jail sentence robbery, according to public records. Derek Fuqua was handed a five year prison sentence in 2008 for distributing meth and heroin, according to public records.

Allan Blackburn was given a year of probation for drug offenses, but in Somerset County, public records show.

Editor Daniel J. Munoz, dmunoz@tapinto.nettwitter.com/DanielMunoz100

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