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2 arrests made in fatal shooting of Newark police detective

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Source: NJ.com


November 09, 2011


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    LanaNJ

    over 2 years ago

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    I'm almost certain this is the same girl-Same Press on hair, different color. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=100375159997721&set=a.144292295606007.15744.100000757118408&type=3&theater
    Ironically She has an M.M. tattooed on her chest?
    I would not be surprised if this Chicken head got her dumb butt manipulated in being "bait" to set up robberies. She'll have alot of time to think about that mistake.

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    LanaNJ

    over 2 years ago

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    UPDATE: 5:01pm 11.09.11( Paterson Man, Newark Woman Arrested in Philadelphia)
    Source: NJ.com
    PATERSON — The man accused of killing an off-duty Newark detective earlier this week outside a Paterson nightclub was arrested near Philadelphia this morning with his 19-year-old girlfriend, authorities said.

    Both Jerome Wright, 24, of Paterson, and Nashali Gadson, of Newark, now face felony murder and armed robbery charges in connection with the Monday morning attack that killed Newark Detective Michael Morgan, said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes.

    The pair were arrested around 3 a.m. at a hotel near Philadelphia, according to Valdes, and Wright is being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail. No bail has been set for Gadson.

    Both remain in custody in Philadelphia but are expected to be extradited to New Jersey.

    If convicted, both could face up to 30 years in prison for Morgan's murder.

    Wright was identified as the man responsible for another robbery that took place near the nightclub less than a half hour before Morgan was shot and killed, authorities said.

    Wright allegedly used a credit card stolen during the first robbery to make a purchase at a location in Newark's downtown area Monday morning, where he was captured on a security camera, Valdes said. On Tuesday, that image was used to identify him as the suspect in the initial robbery.
    morgan.JPGNewark PoliceMichael Morgan

    Later on Tuesday, Valdes said, Paterson police received information identifying Wright as Morgan's killer and were able to track him to the Philadelphia hotel, although police would not specify how Wright was located.

    Gadson's role in both the robberies and Morgan's death is unclear, and the weapon used to kill Morgan has not yet been recovered, police said.

    Paterson police Tuesday afternoon released surveillance video taken at a Newark Foot Locker of two males who were considered persons of interest in Morgan's slaying. Valdes identified Wright as the man seen wearing a sideways baseball cap, but would not comment on what, if any, involvement the second man had in the crime.

    Authorities also confirmed Morgan was trying to disarm Wright and defend himself when he was shot. Newark police Director Samuel DeMaio had earlier said Morgan tried to withdraw his weapon at the time of the shooting.

    "He did not have his life taken from him. He gave it," said William Fraher, chief of detective for the Paterson police department. "I commend him for doing something very counter to our survival instincts."

    Newark Mayor Cory Booker said Morgan died a hero, and referred to Wright and Gadson as "two-bit criminals who stole (Morgan's) life from his family, his community and country."

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    redskyn23

    over 2 years ago

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    YEEESSSS!!!! GREAT JOB!!

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    EOD300

    over 2 years ago

    2278 Comments

    Great Job to all de departments involved !!

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    LanaNJ

    over 2 years ago

    6948 Comments

    Kudos to Philly too!

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    LanaNJ

    over 2 years ago

    6948 Comments

    Thumbs up if this made you a little teary-eyed.

    Excellent JOB PPD & NPD!!

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