Three Officers Shot in NJ Police Station; Suspect Killed


Posted on: December 28th, 2012 by ABC News No Comments

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Three New Jersey cops are in the hospital after a shooter opened fire inside of their police headquarters Friday morning.

The three officers were shot at the Gloucester Township police headquarters by a suspect who was then shot and killed by police, Gloucester Police Chief Harry Earle told reporters Tuesday.

“Fortunately, two of those officers are in stable condition and being treated for their wounds and should be released sometime today,” Earle said.

The third officer was shot at least twice and is undergoing surgery at Cooper University Hospital, the chief said.

The shooter was a suspect being held at the police station, according to ABC News’ Philadelphia station WPVI-TV. It is unclear how the suspect was able to obtain a weapon.

The shooting occurred inside the police station, where the suspect was also killed. Medics responded to the station at around 5:30 a.m.

“Obviously, there is a very intense investigation regarding this back at the Gloucester Township police headquarters,” Earle said.

Police operations will continue as normal in the township of 64,000, located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia.

More information is expected at a 3 p.m. news conference.

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