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Homicide Under Investigation in Rahway

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RAHWAY, NJ -- The fatal shooting of a  21-year-old Rahway man, Nigel Morton, is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.

The shooting happened at approximately 10:10 p.m. Monday when Rahway Police Department patrol units rushed to a home on the 1200 block of Westfield Ave. to find Morton suffering from a gunshot wound. He was rushed to University Hospital in Newark for emergency medical treatment but died of his injuries at approximately 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

This matter remains under joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Rahway Police. Anyone with information about the death of Mr. Morton is urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Joe Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Brendan Sullivan at 908-966-0999.

The Union Co. 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), by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org.

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