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UPDATE: Suspect Wanted for Fatal Shooting in Plainfield Captured in Pennsylvania

By rlsmetro on

Authorities took a man into custody for a fatal shooting that occurred late April in Plainfield

Police say Samir Crews, 18, of North Plainfield, was arrested without incident by members of the Union County Homicide Task Force and U.S. Marshals Service on Tuesday morning in Bethlehem,

According to police, Crews faces murder and weapons charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Jennifer Davenport and Plainfield Police Director Carl Riley said in a statement.

Police believe Crews shot Perez in the area of West Fourth Street and Monroe Avenue and he was later pronounced dead at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.

Police say they described Crews as the “primary suspect” in the case.

Union County Crime Stoppers had offered a reward of up to $10,000 in the case and police are seeking tips that could lead to additional arrests.

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