Three New Jersey Police Officers Shot When Suspect Steals Gun And Opens Fire

By Amir Khan on December 28, 2012 12:29 PM EST

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Three police were shot after a suspect stole a gun and opened fire (Photo: Creative Commons)

Three New Jersey police officers were shot on Friday when a suspect stole a gun and opened fire inside a police station. The three officers, all from the Gloucester Township, managed to return fire, killing the suspect, but not before they were all wounded.

One of the injured police officers was taken to the hospital, where he is listed as being in stable condition after undergoing surgery. The other two New Jersey police officers shot sustained minor injuries.

Police Chief Harry Earle said the altercation took place at approximately 5:45 this morning. The suspect, who was being brought in on a domestic incident, got into a scuffle with officers and managed to steal one of their guns. The suspect then opened fire.

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"A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," the police chief said, according to Yahoo! News.

 Gloucester Township has not yet released the names of the suspect or the officers, but said there is no danger to the public.

Check back here for more as the story develops.

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