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Shrine for cop killer in Jersey City taken down

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A makeshift memorial for Lawrence Campbell on Orient Ave., Jersey City. He was shot and killed by police officers after opening fire and killing rookie cop Melvin Santiago. (AP) A makeshift memorial for Lawrence Campbell on Orient Ave., Jersey City. He was shot and killed by police officers after opening fire and killing rookie cop Melvin Santiago. (AP)
Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago. Jersey City Police Officer Melvin Santiago.
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

A shrine set up to honor a man believed to have shot and killed a police officer and which had outraged local residents was taken down on Tuesday.

On his Facebook page Mayor Steven Fulop said the makeshift memorial for Lawrence Campbell, 27, did not reflect the sentiment of the city at large:

"It has been a tough week for the city on many fronts and many lessons learned here as we reflect. That said with this instance in particular we aren't going to let a small group of residents act like they publicly portray the sentiment of the city at large. Regardless of differing sentiments we had this removed," said Fulop.

The memorial on Orient Ave. was erected in the hours after the deadly shooting on Sunday. It included dozens of candles and empty liquor bottles along with two, white T-shirts attached to a wall with condolence messages written on them.

Campbell shot and killed rookie police officer Melvin Santiago, 23, early Sunday morning outside a Walgreens store on Kennedy Blvd. and Communipaw Ave., said police.

Other officers returned fire, killing Campbell. Police say Campbell ambushed Santiago outside of the store. 

The Jersey City resident reportedly told a witness before he shot Officer Santiago to watch the news because he was "going to be famous."

Campbell’s widow told New 12 New Jersey that her husband should have gunned down more officers if they were planning on killing him.

A wake for Officer Santiago is set for Thursday at 1 p.m. at McLaughlin Funeral Home.  A funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at St. Aloysius Church.

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