Police & Fire

Plainfield Man Shot to Death at Home on W. 7th Street

PLAINFIELD, NJ - A 31-year-old city resident was found shot to death Friday morning at his home in the 500 block of West Seventh Street.

The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Division are investigating the shooting, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park reported.

Officers responding to a report of a possibly injured person discovered the male victim inside a residence on the 500 block of West Seventh Street shortly before 6 a.m. Friday. The victim, a resident of the building later identified as Daniel Gomez was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An investigation into the homicide is ongoing, as detectives continue to examine evidence and canvass the area. As of midday Friday no arrests had been made and no motive had been established.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Detective Sofia Santos at 908-577-4256. Tips also may be given anonymously via the Union County Crime Stoppers, as a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and indictment of a suspect or suspects.

Crime Stoppers may be reached by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477), online at www.uctip.org, or via text message by texting“UCTIP” plus a tip to 274637.


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