Emotional hunt for cop killer under way in NJ town

Jan. 14: Emergency personnel respond to the scene of where a police officer was shot in a townhouse complex in Lakewood, N.J. LAKEWOOD, N.J. – One moment, they were just talking, the young police officer in the patrol car who had rolled up alongside the even younger pedestrian. It was a low-key give-and-take, question-and-answer exchange Friday afternoon, not hostile or confrontational. That changed in an instant, when the pedestrian pulled a handgun out from his baggy clothing, stepped back and fired three shots into the officer, who never had a chance. Patrolman Christopher Matlosz slumped behind the …Read more […..]

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Police catch carjacker after wild ride down Kennedy

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE A man has been charged with allegedly carjacking a BMW on the Far Northwest Side on Wednesday morning, driving erratically at high speeds down the Kennedy Expressway, then crashing into a parked car just west of the River North area. The entire episode, from carjacking to capture, took less than 20 minutes. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and one count of aggravated fleeing of police. Norvell Moore Jr., 28, of 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, was charged with one count of aggravated vehicular hijacking with …Read more […..]

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