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A restaurants on Lyons Avenue where a drive-by shooting left a police officer dead and two people injured in May (credit: CBS 2)

Newark Passes Legislation Requiring Armed Security Guards At All-Night Eateries

Roughly a month after an off-duty police officer was shot to death while waiting to buy food at Texas Fried Chicken and Pizza, the Newark City Council has taken a step to make late-night snack runs safer.

07/08/2011

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

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

Authorities Arrest ‘Person Of Interest’ In Drive-By Shooting That Killed Newark Cop

A 19-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with a drive-by shooting that killed an off-duty Newark, N.J., police officer who was getting a slice of pizza at a neighborhood fast-food place.

05/27/2011