PLAINFIELD — A 32-year-old Plainfield man is accused of a fatal shooting in the city on Friday, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel announced Sunday.

Haneef Welch has been charged with first-degree murder, second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and second-degree possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose in connection with the death of Eric C. Williams, 50, also of Plainfield.

Around 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon, Plainfield police found Williams shot at the intersection of Johnston Avenue and Front Street.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Welch was identified as a suspect by investigators and was taken into custody that same evening.

He was being held in jail Sunday, pending a detention hearing.

Anyone with information about the fatal incident has been asked to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force Sergeant Christopher Scuorzo at 908-472-0492, Detective Ryan Kirsh at 908-347-1420 or Plainfield Police Detective Ilyas Muhammad at 908-753-3531.

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