OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
Michael A. Monahan
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: August 23, 2014

Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a Plainfield man that took place Friday afternoon, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Saturday.

The victim of the shooting has been identified as Rashawn Bryant, 24, of Myrtle Avenue.

It was approximately 5:15 p.m. on Friday when Bryant and several friends were standing in front of a home on the 300 block of Evona Avenue in Plainfield, according to a joint investigation being conducted by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Division. A vehicle subsequently pulled up to the scene and several gunshots were fired from inside.

Bryant was struck by gunfire and was transported via medical helicopter to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead at approximately 1 a.m. on Saturday.

This investigation remains active as detectives attempt to identify the suspect or suspects involved. Anyone with information is being urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Joe Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Brendan Sullivan at 908-966-0999.

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 atwww.uctip.org.

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