Video footage of suspect in November homicide being released

Video footage of a suspect in the recent fatal shooting of a Plainfield man has been collected as evidence and today is being released to the public in an effort to help solve the crime, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Thursday.

The victim in the case was 45-year-old Benjamin Nord.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a report of a shooting on the 400 block of Liberty Street on the evening of Sunday, November 11, 2018 found Nord there suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the preliminary investigation. Nord was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 8:30 p.m. that night.

This matter remains under active joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Plainfield Police Division, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739 or Detective Andrew Medeiros at 908-337-0832.

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) or online at