Defendant sentenced to 23 years for role in shooting that left 1 dead, 2 injured

A Middlesex County man has been sentenced to 23 years in state prison for his involvement in a Plainfield shooting that left a man dead and two others injured in 2015, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Tuesday.

Jordan Robinson, 25, of Edison must serve a minimum of 85 percent of that term before becoming eligible for parole, under the terms set down Friday by Union County Superior Court Judge Lisa Miralles Walsh.

At approximately 2:15 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015, Plainfield Police Division patrol units rushed to the 300 block of Evona Avenue in Plainfield’s West End to find three victims suffering from gunshot wounds: 24-year-old Anthony Bowles of Plainfield; a 33-year-old woman; and a 6-year-old girl, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutors Jillian Reyes and Bryan Tiscia, who prosecuted the case.

Bowles was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, where he was pronounced dead, Reyes and Tiscia said. 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. He was arrested in Matawan (Monmouth County) about two weeks after the shooting, and lodged in the Union County Jail on $1.5 million bail.

This investigation remains ongoing, as additional suspects are believed to remain at large. Authorities continue to ask anyone with information to come forward. Those with information are urged to contact Homicide Task Force Lt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Sgt. Sofia Santos at 908-577-4256. The Union County Crime Stoppers continue to offer a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to any additional arrests and indictments in this case; tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at