Monday, May 05, 2008

Man, 26, Fatally Shot

Those of us who heard gunshots at 3 a.m. Sunday now learn that a young man was fatally wounded at Park & Fifth. Police identified the victim as Shakir Ali-Muslim. He was treated at the scene by members of the Plainfield Rescue Squad and then transported to Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Today this memorial with farewell messages, a photo, candles and balloons could be seen on the north side of the Red Tower.
The Plainfield Police Division's Criminal Investigation Bureau and the Union County Prosecutors Office are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call Plainfield Police Detective Jean Calvin at (908) 753-3036 or Union County Prosecutors Office Detective Jorge Jiminez at (908) 527-4643.
--Bernice Paglia

3 Comments:

Anonymous gb park said...

It happened after the Bars Closed .... yes, and they still laugh at Carry Nation. Maybe she was not so offline ... just my 2 cents.

8:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bernice,
One sure way to reduce crime in Plainfield is to make the city less attractive for those that are prone to commiting crime from living in Plainfield. But since there has never been a commitment to this reality by the politicians and public safety directors, law abiding citizens live in fear of not knowing when the next shoe (crime) will drop. A community that does not control or regulate its housing stock, which the city of Plainfield does not, is bound to have crime. Where else are the the miscreants of society going to live if not in communities that welcome, by providing shelter, with open arms the evil doers of society? Aslo, is race a factor in Plainfield's tolerance of bad behavior?

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo to the person who responded above. I am sick and tired of hearing about the homeless, the helpless the underdogs. We in Plainfield need to demand a stop to crime. I come from a family who had little money. They did not steal, kill or commit other crimes. So, I ask, where are the parents? Where are the families? Where are the people who care? Maybe it's race, but I can't imagine any parent, no matter what race, wants to see their child killed. Let's go citizens! Watch your children and do not turn a blind eye to things you know don't look right.

6:34 PM  

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