Murder Charges Filed in Elizabeth Shooting
Murder charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey man accused in a street shooting that left one man dead and another wounded.
Nineteen-year-old Jonathon James of Hillside also was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and weapons offenses stemming from Friday night’s shooting in Elizabeth. He was being held on $1 million bail, and it wasn’t known if he had retained a lawyer.
Union County prosecutors say James shot two Elizabeth men, 39-year-old Orlando Hernandez and a 26-year-old whose name was not disclosed. Hernandez died on Monday, while the other victim’s wounds were not considered life-threatening.
Prosecutors say two Elizabeth police officers who happened to be on patrol in the area heard the shots and saw James running away from the scene. He was captured after a foot pursuit.
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