Patrolman Christopher Matlosz
A jury has convicted a 20-year-old man of murder in the death of a Lakewood police officer who was shot to death as he sat behind the wheel of his police cruiser last year.
Ocean County prosecutors say 20-year-old Jahmell Crockam shot patrolman Christopher Matlosz after the officer drove up alongside him on August Drive last January.
A Lakewood police officer was shot to death in the line of duty during an incident on August Drive on Friday. The wounded officer was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, where he later died.