Three New Jersey police were shot Friday morning and a gunman was killed after the suspect, who was already under arrest, somehow managed to get his hands on a gun, according to published reports.
The shootings happened inside the Gloucester Township police station early Friday morning. Police have not named the suspect, but a spokesperson that the individual was taken in earlier on charges relating to domestic violence, according to video taken by CBS Philadelphia from a hastily organized press conference.
“The suspect in this case was shot and killed by police,” a spokesperson told reporters. “In our police department, obviously there is a very intense investigation regarding this incident in Gloucester Township headquarters.”
One of the officers involved in the incident was seriously injured, having been shot twice in the abdomen just below a bullet-proof vest, according to ABC 6 in Philadelphia.
This video is from WGN 9 News in Chicago, aired Friday, December 28, 2012.
This video is from ABC 6 in Philadelphia, aired Friday, December 28, 2012.
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