Friday, March 18, 2011

Jahmell Crockam is Charged with Shooting to Death Lakewood, NJ Officer Christopher Matlosz

By Nicholas Stix

TOMS RIVER — A grand jury in Ocean County on Friday indicted a man in the shooting death of a Lakewood police officer in January.

Jahmell Crockam is charged with shooting Officer Christopher Matlosz after the officer pulled his police cruiser alongside the 19-year-old.

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

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

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

“Suspect indicted in Lakewood officer's killing,” by Anonymous, Associated Press/Asbury Park Press, March 18, 2011.

Crockam is reportedly a member of the racist, black Bloods gang—except that officially, Lakewood has no gang problem.

See my January reports on this case:

“Updated: White, New Jersey Cop is Executed by Black Male; Township Leaders Embrace Illegal Aliens, Ignore Black and Hispanic Gangs”; and

“Lakewood, NJ Alleged Cop-Killer is Arrested in Camden, Member of Bloods Gang.”

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