Carol A. Murray

William C. Johnson (credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Suspect In Shooting Death Of Newark Police Officer Pleads Not Guilty

Bail remains at $1.5 million for a 19-year-old man charged in a drive-by shooting that killed an off-duty Newark police officer.

06/07/2011

Funeral Procession for William Johnson - Newark, NJ - Jun 2, 2011 (credit: Levon Putney / WCBS 880)

Funeral Held For Newark Police Officer William Johnson Killed In Drive-By

As loudspeakers broadcast a sermon onto a Newark sidewalk where hundreds of police officers stood at attention, a young girl’s wailing could be heard from inside the church: “I want my daddy back.”

06/02/2011

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, left, and acting Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio, right, listen as  Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference Friday, May 27, 2011, in Newark, NJ. Newark police veteran William C. Johnson, in photo at right, was killed in a drive-by shooting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Wake Scheduled For Newark Officer Killed In Drive-By Shooting

Officer William Johnson was standing at the counter of a fast-food restaurant trying to get a slice of pizza when he was shot along with two other people last Thursday.

06/01/2011

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray, left, and acting Newark Police Director Samuel DeMaio, right, listen as  Mayor Cory Booker answers a question during a news conference Friday, May 27, 2011, in Newark, NJ. Newark police veteran William C. Johnson, in photo at right, was killed in a drive-by shooting. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Suspect Charged With Murder In Drive-By Shooting That Killed Newark Cop

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carol A. Murray said Saturday that 19-year-old Rasul McNeill-Thomas, is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer William Johnson.

05/29/2011