Suspect indicted in Lakewood officer's killing

(AP) - A grand jury in Ocean County on Fridayindicted a man in the shooting death of a Lakewood police officerin January.Jahmell Crockam is charged

TOMS RIVER - (AP) - A grand jury in Ocean County on Fridayindicted a man in the shooting death of a Lakewood police officerin January.

Jahmell Crockam is charged with shooting Officer ChristopherMatlosz after the officer pulled his police cruiser alongside the19-year-old.

The grand jury indicted Crockam on charges of murder, possessionof a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and also unlawful possessionof a weapon.

The indictment alleges two aggravating factors that could resultin Crockam being sentenced to life in prison without parole: thatthe murder was committed to avoid apprehension, and the victim wasa public servant carrying out official duties at the time of hiskilling.

Crockam is being held on $5 million bail. No trial date has beenset.

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