Homicide Task Force continuing to investigate as fifth anniversary of Christmas morning killing approaches

The fifth anniversary of an incident in which a Somerset County man was fatally shot in Plainfield on Christmas morning is coming next week, and investigators are continuing to seek information from members of the public in order to solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Friday.


There have been no charges filed to date in connection with the death of 25-year-old Rashad Daye of Green Brook.


At approximately 5:30 a.m. on Christmas morning, Wednesday, December 25, 2013, a Plainfield Police Division officer heard multiple shots fired in the area of Park Avenue and East Ninth Street in Plainfield, according to the investigation. Arriving patrol units found Daye suffering from a gunshot wound, and he was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead.


An intensive joint investigation into the death of Mr. Daye was launched by the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Division. That investigation is continuing and considered active.


Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Sgt. Sofia Santos at 908-577-4256 or Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271.


A reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in connection with the death of Mr. Daye is still being offered by the Union County Crime Stoppers; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at www.uctip.org.