Police Make Arrest In Plainfield Homicide

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PLAINFIELD—Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 27-year-old Plainfield man Tuesday afternoon and charged him with the Sept. 27 death of Dwayne Dunn, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.

Phillip Patrick, 27, was arrested at 12:45 p.m. in Plainfield, said Romankow. Earlier Tuesday, murder and weapons charges were filed against Patrick, after an investigation by Task Force Detective Robert Henderson identified Patrick as the primary suspect, authorities said.


According to the investigation, just after 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, Plainfield police responded to the intersection of East Third Street and Richmond Street on a report of an injured man.

Upon arrival, they discovered Dwayne Dunn, 27, suffering from gun shot wounds. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center in New Brunswick where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

State Parole Officer Shawn Dunphy provided assistance in making the arrest.
Union County Superior Court Judge Robert J. Mega set Patrick’s bail at $1 million, no cash alternative. He is currently being held at the Union County Jail and will have his first court appearance in the coming days.

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