NYC man shot dead in Elizabeth, police still seeking information

UNION COUNTY — The shooting death of a New York City man in Elizabeth Tuesday night is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Elizabeth Police Chief Patrick Shannon announced last week.

The victim has been identified as Mamuka Chamiashvili, 41, of Brooklyn. Police responding to a 9-1-1 report of shots being fired arrived at the area of East Jersey Street and Jacques Street in Elizabeth shortly after 10:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 16, and found the victim at that location.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. As of midday Wednesday no arrests had been made in connection with the shooting, and an intensive joint investigation involving detectives with the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department remains active. No additional information about the incident is available at this time.

Anyone with knowledge of the shooting of Chamiashvili is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Kevin Grimmer at 908-447-3777 or Detective Mike Bowe at 908-514-2080.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), via text message by texting “UCTIP” and a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at