Prosecutors ID Plainfield teen killed blocks away from anti-violence event

The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has identified a 16-year-old Plainfield boy who was shot and killed Tuesday night.

News 12 Staff

Aug 9, 2019, 2:14 AM

Updated 1,743 days ago

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Prosecutors ID Plainfield teen killed blocks away from anti-violence event
The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has identified a 16-year-old Plainfield boy who was shot and killed just a few blocks away from a National Night Out event Tuesday night.
Altereek Johnson was shot on Steiner Avenue. He was taken to a nearby hospital but died from his injuries.
Officials say Johnson was the intended target of the shooting but did not release any further details.
No one else was hurt.
No arrests have been made.
Anyone who may have additional information on the shooting should call the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100, or the North Plainfield Police Department at 908-769-2937.


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