Two Indicted in Death of Off-Duty Newark Cop
A northern New Jersey couple has been indicted in the shooting death of an off-duty Newark police detective who was killed last year during a robbery outside a Paterson strip-club.
Twenty-four-year-old Jerome Wright of Newark faces murder and felony murder charges in the indictment handed up by a Passaic County grand jury. His 19-year-old girlfriend, Nashali Gadson of Newark, was charged as an accomplice with felony murder.
The couple also faces numerous robbery and weapons charges in the indictment, which was made public Monday. It also names a third suspect, Keshawn Harlery, who’s charged with hindering apprehension, witness tampering and weapons offenses.
Prosecutors say 32-year-old Michael Morgan was at the club for a friend’s party in November. He was walking a dancer to her car when Morgan allegedly shot him.
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