Plainfield homicide under investigation

A homicide that took place in Plainfield late Sunday night is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Shavaun W. Green of Plainfield.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a report of gunshots being fired rushed to the 500 block of West 2nd Street shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday to find a vehicle that had crashed into a light pole. Green was found inside the car and was pronounced dead at the scene.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, the Plainfield Police Division, the Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and the Union County Police Department’s Accident Reconstruction Unit. Anyone with information about Green’s death is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271 or Detective Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also are offering 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