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Suspect Sought in Police Shooting

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino today announced Raheem Walker, 20, of Newark is wanted in connection with the police involved shooting in Newark on Monday, June 21, 2010. Walker has been charged with robbery, conspiracy and weapons offenses.

Walkers' co-conspirator Jahad Phillips, 19, of Newark was fatally shot by a Newark Police officer. Phillips was being pursued as a robbery suspect at the time. The shooting is being investigated by the Newark Police Department Internal Affairs Unit and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Professional Standards Bureau. The case will be presented to an Essex County Grand Jury as required under Attorney General guidelines in all police involved shootings.

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