ELIZABETH, NJ - A 21-year-old Plainfield man has been found guilty by a Union County grand jury of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of another Plainfield resident last year.

Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday that
Gregory Croom was charged with first-degree murder, three related weapons offenses, and two drug offenses in connection with the death of 20-year-old Fatin Hunt of Plainfield.

Hunt was found with a gunshot wound on New Year's night 2015 in the 200 block of Richmond Street. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter, according to Union County Assistant Prosecutor Jillian Reyes, who is prosecuting the case. A joint investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office’s Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Division, assisted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office Identification Unit, subsequently identified Croom as a suspect in the case, Reyes said.

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Croom was arrested last September 2015.

Anyone with information about Hunt’s death is still being urged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Sofia Santos at (908) 577-4256.
Convictions on first-degree murder charges are commonly punishable by 30 years to life in state prison.