GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (The Blaze/AP) — Three officers have been injured in a shooting at a police station in southern New Jersey.
The shooting occurred at the Gloucester Township police station in Camden County.
Police Chief Harry Earle says gunfire erupted inside the police station at about 5:45 a.m. Friday. The shooter, who was being held at the station, was shot and killed inside the municipal building.
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One male officer was shot twice, including once in the abdomen below his bullet-proof vest, and is in surgery this morning, police told the media during brief update Friday morning. That officer is reported to be in serious but stable condition at Cooper University Hospital.
Injuries to the other two officers, a man and a woman, were said to be “very minor.”
Police said a suspect was under arrest in connection with a domestic violence-related incident when a violent struggle with officers ensued around 5:30 a.m.
The suspect “obtained a firearm” during the struggle, police said. Officers then returned fire, killing the suspect.
Earle says two of the officers suffered graze wounds and were treated at a hospital and released. The third was hit twice in the leg and was undergoing surgery. Earle says he’s expected to recover quickly.