The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue   Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2010

Contact: John Holl
(908) 527-4621 jholl@ucnj.org

HTF Investigating Plainfield Homicide

   
Tyrell Brighton, 18, of Plainfield. - Anyone with information is urged to contact Union County Crimestoppers at (908) 654-TIPS. A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the death of Tyrell Brighton. All calls are kept anonymous.

The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man that occurred last night, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Around 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday June 16, police were called to 404 Plainfield Avenue on reports of shots fired. When they arrived they discovered Tyrell Brighton, 18, of Plainfield, suffering from a gunshot wound, said Romankow. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he later died from his injuries around 9:40 p.m.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with information is urged to contact Union County Crimestoppers at (908) 654-TIPS. A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the death of Tyrell Brighton. All calls are kept anonymous.