Suspect in Newark officer's death pleads not guiltyPosted: Updated:
A 19-year-old man has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a drive-by shooting that killed an off-duty Newark police officer .
Rasul McNeill-Thomas faces first-degree murder charges in the death of officer William Johnson.
McNeill-Thomas also is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, carjacking conspiracy and weapons offenses. Police believe a second suspect was the shooter. No one else has been arrested.
The 16-year police veteran was waiting for his order at a neighborhood pizza place when he was shot. Two other people were wounded.
McNeill-Thomas remains in the Essex County Jail in lieu of $1.5 million bail.
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