Viewing to Be Held for Slain Newark Police Officer

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Mayor Booker calls the deadly shooting of an off-duty police officer a "heinous act of unspeakable evil." (Published Friday, May 27, 2011)

    A viewing will take place Wednesday night for an off-duty Newark police officer who was killed in a drive-by shooting.     

    Officer William Johnson was standing at the counter of a fast-food restaurant trying to get a slice of pizza when he was shot along with two other people last Thursday.     

    Authorities have charged 19-year-old Rasul McNeill-Thomas with murder and aggravated assault. Police have been searching for a second suspect.     

    The slain officer grew up in Newark and worked in the police department's video surveillance unit. He was a 16-year veteran of the police force.     

    The 45-year-old is survived by two daughters.     

    Johnson's funeral will take place in Union on Thursday.