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.
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.