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UPDATE: Second North Brunswick Juvenile Arrested for Deadly Shooting of Plainfield Man

North Plainfield

Middlesex County officials are reporting that a second juvenile was taken into custody after having been charged last week with the shooting death of Mr. Mark Atkins, 18, of Plainfield (pictured).


​Officials said male juveniles, both 17 and of North Brunswick, have been arrested and charged with juvenile delinquency for offenses which if committed by an adult would constitute murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose in connection to a fatal shooting which occurred on February 3, 2021.


According to Middlesex County authorities,  at approximately 7:30 P.M., responded to Marc Drive following reports of a shooting authorities.  

Upon their arrival, officers located one of the juveniles who had sustained a non-fatal gunshot wound.  

A further investigation, officers later found Atkins who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital officials said. 


The investigation is active and continuing.  Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Errol McCalla of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 247-0922 ext. 311 or Detective Sean Sullivan of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4060.