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NJ Man Suspected of Shooting Officers Kills Self

The Associated Press via YellowBrix

April 22, 2010

TRENTON, N.J. – A man suspected of fatally shooting an off-duty New Jersey correction officer and wounding another has committed suicide in a cemetery after being spotted by police.

The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office says Ralph Johnson shot himself in the head at around 4 p.m. Wednesday and died later at a hospital.

Prosecutors say the 60-year-old Johnson shot his ex-wife and her husband before dawn Wednesday. They were in an SVU outside their home getting ready to leave for work.

Johnson’s ex-wife, Joanne Nicholson, was listed in stable condition Wednesday. Her husband, Laughfiel (la-fay-EL’) Nicholson, died.

Prosecutors say Johnson had been involved in an ongoing court dispute with his former wife. Prosecutors say their teenage daughter called 911 after hearing the shots.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    11226 Comments

    This POS got it all backwards. He should have shot himself first !!!!

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    mark27dh

    over 4 years ago

    980 Comments

    It sad about the two victims .. but this guy made it alot easier on everyone with his final choice .. meet your maker!

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    redskyn23

    over 4 years ago

    176 Comments

    RIP officer Nicholson and get well soon Joanne

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    43828 Comments

    This is very sad all the way around. My prayers for family and friends.

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    Ahi

    over 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    R.I.P. to the officer and the husband who died. Prayers to family and friends

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