- Associated Press - Monday, January 5, 2015

PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) - A man who allegedly shot an acquaintance after they argued over a dice game last summer has been indicted on a murder charge.

Union County prosecutors say 28-year-old Johnathan Sylvester, of Plainfield, also faces two weapons charges in the indictment handed up Friday by a county grand jury. It was made public Monday.

The charges stem from the shooting death of 24-year-old Rashawn Bryant.

Prosecutors say Bryant and Sylvester were among several people rolling dice in front of a Plainfield home on Aug. 22. After the two men argued, Sylvester allegedly got a gun from his home and fired several shots at Bryant.

Bryant died the next day at a hospital.

Sylvester remains jailed on $1 million bail. He faces a life sentence if convicted.

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