Authorities requesting assistance from public in solving Plainfield homicide

Investigators are requesting assistance from the public in identifying and locating a suspect or suspects in a homicide that took place last month in Plainfield, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley jointly announced Thursday.

The Prosecutor’s Office today is releasing two surveillance video clips depicting the vehicle used in the commission of the fatal shooting of 27-year-old Anthony Henry.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to the 1000 block of East Second Street at approximately 11 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 found Henry there suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to the investigation. Henry was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he died due to his injuries at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 4.

The vehicle depicted in the video clips being released today appears to be a dark red, four-door Honda Civic. Multiple muzzle flashes can be seen emanating from the vehicle’s front passenger-side window before it abruptly speeds away.  

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Plainfield Police Division, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit. Anyone with information about the death of Mr. Henry is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Melissa Plum at 908-418-2817.

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