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POLICE OFFICER KILLED
Police officer who dreamed of following cop uncle's footsteps slain by killer who sought fame
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Monday, July 14, 2014 12:57 AM EDT
JERSEY CITY, N.J.
Family and friends say Melvin Santiago had dreamed of being a police officer since he was a boy, seeking to follow in his uncle's footsteps.
Santiago died early Sunday, after he responded to a report of a robbery at a 24-hour drugstore.
The gunman, Lawrence Campbell, never tried to rob the store. Instead, he told a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be famous."
Campbell waited for officers to arrive and shot Santiago. Officers returned fire at Campbell, killing him.