PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield resident Gregory Choom has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of a city man on New Year’s Day.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday that Croom, 20, has been charged with first-degree murder and two second-degree weapons offenses in connection with the Jan. 1 death of 20-year-old Fatin Hunt.

The shooting occurred in the 200 block of Richmond Street.

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Croom was arrested without incident in Plainfield Monday afternoon and lodged in Union County Jail, with bail set at $800,000 by state Superior Court Judge Robert J. Mega.

Convictions on first-degree murder charges are commonly punishable by 30 years to life in state prison.