PLAINFIELD, NJ – Acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park released the identity of Plainfield’s latest homicide victim, 32-year-old Shamar Coleman. Coleman was shot multiple times yesterday inside the Seafood Rama Restaurant located at the 1000 block of East Second Street in Plainfield. Coleman was a well known business person in the community.

Coleman’s killing marks the 12th Plainfield homicide in 2016. The homicide was less than a week after Manuel Berrios, 18, was killed and another person was wounded just a few blocks from the latest crime scene.

This latest crime is under joint investigation by the Union County Homicide Task Force, Plainfield Police Division, Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit, and Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit. Anyone with information about this matter is being urged to contact Homicide Task Force Sgt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Richard Acosta at 908-347-0404.

The Union County Crime Stoppers also 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), via text message by texting “UCTIP” plus a message to 274637 (CRIMES), or online at