This undated photo released by the Lakewood Police Department, in Lakewood, N.J., on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, shows Jahmell W. Crockam. Crockam is accused of killing Lakewood Patrolman Christopher Matlosz on Friday, Jan 14, 2011. Police have arrested the 19-year-old suspect in the murder of the police officer, the Ocean County Prosecu-tor's Office said Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. Crockam is accused of shooting Patrolman Matlosz Friday after the officer drove up to him and began to question him. (AP Photo/Lakewood Police Department, File)
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Colleagues will hold a candlelight vigil to remember a New Jersey police officer who was shot to death behind the wheel of his patrol car while questioning a pedestrian.
The Monday night vigil is in honor of 27-year-old Lakewood Police Officer Christopher Matlosz (MATT’-lohs).
The suspect in the shooting, 19-year-old Jahmell W. Crockam, was arrested Sunday morning. He is charged with murder and weapons offenses in the Friday afternoon shooting and will make an initial court appearance on Tuesday.
The vigil comes as the police department helps Matlosz’s family plan his funeral on Thursday. Law enforcement officers from all around the country are expected to attend.