Authorities seek public's help in solving 2016 Plainfield homicide

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The Plainfield Police Department and Union County Prosecutor’s Office are asking for the public’s help solving a 2016 homicide.

Authorities say that 32-year-old Shamar Coleman was shot and killed by an unknown gunman inside a seafood restaurant Coleman owned and operated on the 100 block of East Second Street in Plainfield. The shooting happened Dec. 29, 2016 around 5:45 p.m.

The prosecutor’s office released surveillance video of a person of interest in the case.

RELATED: Video shows person of interest in fatal shooting

The person in the video can be seen exiting and entering the passenger’s side of what appears to be a small Volkswagen sedan parked outside the restaurant around the time of the shooting. The man appears to be wearing distinctive clothing, including bright blue pants, white sneakers, a dark facial covering and a hooded sweatshirt that appears to be black on the bottom and light gray on the top, according to police.

Union County Crime Stoppers are offering up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment.

Anyone who may have any information about the shooting should contact Force Lt. Jose Vendas at 908-358-3048 or Detective Richard Acosta at 908-347-0404. Anonymous information can be given to Union County Crime Stoppers by calling 908-654-TIPS (8477) or by going to the website www.uctip.org.

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