PLAINFIELD - Two men are charged in a shooting that claimed the life of a man who had been working in a convenience store in Plainfield.
The shooting happened on East Sixth Street near Berckman Street around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.
Relatives of Wilson "Miguel" Valdez, 31, say that he was shot and killed while trying to protect two of his customers at Brother's Supermarket.
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The victim's uncle, Andres Valdez, says that his nephew was just trying to save a little girl and her pregnant mother after a fight broke out between two groups outside the market.
Valdez leaves behind his longtime girlfriend and their 8-year-old son.
A short distance from the scene, the fleeing suspects were involved in a crash that overturned their vehicle. Police charged 23-year-old Abdul Ward with murder, eluding and multiple weapons offenses. They also charged 24-year-old Arthur Negron with several weapons offenses.