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Plainfield Shooting Leaves One Dead, One Injured

Friday, August 13, 2021

PLAINFIELD NJ. – A fatal shooting in Plainfield that left one person dead and a second individual injured is under active investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer–in-Charge David M. Guarino jointly announced Friday.

The deceased victim has been identified as 30-year-old Jasper Moss of Plainfield.

Members of the Plainfield Police Department responding to the intersection of Pond Place and W Third St in Plainfield shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday found Moss and a second adult victim at that location, both having sustained injury, according to the preliminary investigation.

Both victims were transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick for emergency treatment, where Moss was pronounced dead shortly after 2:30 p.m. The second victim remains in stable condition as of Friday evening.

The investigation is being led by the Union County Homicide Task Force and assisted by members of the Plainfield Police Department, Union County Police Department Ballistics Unit, and Union County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Unit.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sgt. Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492, Det.Michael Tambini at 908-472-4301, or Plainfield Police Det. IlyasMuhammad at 908-753-3360.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477) or online at; submission of tips made in this fashion that result in an indictment and conviction can be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.



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