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
JENNIFER DAVENPORT
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 14, 2016

A daytime shooting that left a man dead and two others injured in Plainfield two months ago remains under investigation, and authorities are asking for assistance from the public in identifying and apprehending additional suspects in the case, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

The shooting took place on the 300 block of Evona Avenue in Plainfield’s West End at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015. Officers rushed to that location at the time to find three victims suffering from gunshot wounds: 24-year-old Anthony Bowles, a 33-year-old woman, and a 6-year-old girl. 

Bowles was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The injured child was transported to another local hospital for emergency treatment, while the adult female victim was treated at the scene.

An intensive joint investigation involving the Union County Homicide Task Force, Plainfield Police Division, Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit, Union County Sheriff’s Office, and Edison Police Department resulted in 22-year-old Jordan Robinson of Edison being identified as a suspect in the case, and he was arrested in Matawan on November 19, 2015, charged with murder and lodged in Union County Jail on $1.5 million bail.

The investigation remains active, and detectives are asking for anyone with information about the other alleged perpetrators of the shooting to come forward. Those who were present during the shooting, which took place in broad daylight on a busy street, are asked to think back to that day and recall any details that might prove useful.

Those with information are urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Joe Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Sofia Santos at 908-577-4256. The Union County Crime Stoppers also are continuing to offer 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), via text message by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at www.uctip.org.

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