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UPDATE: Newark Delivery Truck Driver Fatally Shot in Plainfield

By rlsmetro on

A fatal shooting that took place in Plainfield yesterday is under investigation, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Plainfield Police Department Officer-in-Charge Captain David M. Guarino jointly announced Thursday.

According to county officials, the deceased victim has been identified as Tamar S. Harris, 36, of Newark, a delivery truck driver who was working at the time.

County officials said that the Plainfield Police Department members responded to the 200 block of Garfield Ave shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday and found Harris at that location. 

Harris had sustained fatal injury from a gunshot wound, according to the preliminary investigation.

Anyone with information about this matter is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Sergeant Lamar Hartsfield at 908-451-1873, Prosecutor’s Office Detective Angela Concepcion at 908-341-5416, or Plainfield Police Department Sergeant Thomas Collina at 732-620-2209.

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 $10,000 via the Union County Crime Stoppers.