OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR

FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately


 Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org

Lyndsay V. Ruotolo
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2020

An incident in which four people were stabbed, one fatally, outside a Plainfield nightclub overnight is under joint investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force, the Plainfield Police Division, and Union County Sheriff’s Office, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Sunday.

The identity of the deceased victim, an adult male, is being withheld from disclosure pending notification of family members.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, members of the Plainfield Police Division responded to a report of a stabbing at the Chez Maree nightclub on Watchung Avenue, according to the preliminary investigation. At that location, officers found four stabbing victims, one of whom was subsequently pronounced dead. The remaining three, all adult males, were transported to a local hospital for emergency treatment. 

The investigation into this matter remains ongoing, and anyone with information is being urged to contact Task Force Sgt. Johnny Ho at 908-403-8271 or Detective Sonia Rodriguez at 908-341-3380.

The Union County Crime Stoppers 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 www.uctip.org.