Middlesex County resident indicted for fatal Plainfield shooting

A Union County grand jury has returned a five-count indictment against a Middlesex County man charged in connection with a Plainfield shooting that left one person dead and two more injured late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Friday.

Jordan Robinson, 22, of Edison, is charged with first-degree murder, two second-degree weapons offenses, and two counts of third-degree aggravated assault.  

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 then-33-year-old woman, and a 6-year-old girl. 

Bowles was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead. The two other victims were transported to another local hospital for emergency treatment.

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 Robinson being identified as a suspect in the case, and he was arrested in Matawan on November 19, 2015, lodged in Union County Jail on $1.5 million bail.

The investigation into the shooting remains active, and authorities are continuing to ask anyone with information to come forward.

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