Plainfield homicide under investigation

A fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield Sunday afternoon is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport and Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley jointly announced Monday.

The victim has been identified as 19-year-old David Perez of Plainfield.

Plainfield Police Division patrol units responding to a report of a shooting in the area of West Fourth Street and Monroe Avenue at approximately 4:10 p.m. Sunday found Perez there suffering from gunshot wounds, according to the preliminary investigation. Perez was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead a little more than an hour later.

Perez’s death 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. The North Plainfield Police Department is also providing investigative assistance.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Danika Ramos at 908-451-7739 or Detective Sean Holcomb at 908-358-8377.

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