Task Force Investigating Plainfield Homicide

PLAINFIELD — The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department are investigating the shooting death of an 18-year-old man that occurred last night, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.

Around 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, police were called to 404 Plainfield Avenue on reports of shots fired. When they arrived they discovered Tyrell Brighton, 18, of Plainfield, suffering from a gunshot wound, said Romankow. He was transported to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital where he later died from his injuries around 9:40 p.m.


A reward of up to $5,000 is available for information that leads to the arrest and indictment of the person or persons responsible for the death of Tyrell Brighton.

Anyone with information may contact Union County Crimestoppers at 1-908-654-TIPS.

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