TOMS RIVER, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A grand jury in Ocean County on Friday indicted a man in the shooting death of a Lakewood police officer in January.
Jahmell Crockam was 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 was being held on $5 million bail. No trial date has been set.
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