Two young men from Central Jersey are accused in the shooting death of a 26-year-old man in North Plainfield earlier this month.

Kenneth Hill, 21, of Plainfield, and Daniel Carrera Cardona, 22, of Piscataway,  have been charged with the murder of 26-year-old Steve Camino.

On March 1 around 9:30 p.m., North Plainfield Police responded to an emergency call reporting shots fired in the area of Grove Street and Prospect Place.

Officers found Camino, a North Plainfield resident, with a gunshot wound.

He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Steve Camino (via Higgins Funeral Home) North plainfield shooting March 2022
Steve Camino (via Higgins Funeral Home)
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An autopsy confirmed the manner of death as homicide.

On Monday, Hill and Carrera Cardona were arrested separately.

Hill also is charged with second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

Carrera Cardona is additionally charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit murder.

Both were being held in Somerset County Jail, pending a detention hearing.

Anyone with information relating to the case can contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 908-231-7100 or the North Plainfield Police Department at 908-769-2937 or via the STOPit app.

Information can also be shared anonymously through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477).

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at erin.vogt@townsquaremedia.com

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