Saturday, July 08, 2006

Homicide No. 7

The city's seventh homicide victim is Robert Clayborne, 28, who died of a gun shot wound to the upper body early Saturday.

Police responding to reports of shots fired at about 1:45 a.m. found Clayborne in the first floor hallway of Viola's Place, an apartment complex at 165 Crescent Avenue. Police said he was treated at the scene by Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center's Mercy 6 Unit, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

No arrests have been made and no weapon was recovered. Police offered no further information about Clayborne.

Detective Thomas Robertson of the Plainfield Police Division and Detective Michael Manochio of the Union County Prosecutor's Office are conducting the investigation. Anyone with information may contact Robertson at 908-753-3609 or Manochio at 908-966-2287. All information will be kept confidential and can be given anonymously at 908-654-TIPS.

Traffic was blocked on Crescent Avenue between First Place and East Seventh Street until about 11:30 a.m. Saturday while police investigated the fatal shooting.

--The Editors


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has this been solved?

7:40 AM  

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