3 Cops Shot: Gunman Dead in NJ Police Station Shooting
Sources say the gunman worked for the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
By Cecilia Duffy
| Friday, Dec 28, 2012 | Updated 2:57 PM EST
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Sources tell NBC10 that the suspect who grabbed a gun and opened fire inside the Gloucester Township police station early Friday, worked for the New Jersey Department of Corrections.
A law enforcement source says two male sergeants and one female rookie police officer were injured. The female officer was processing the suspect and he overpowered her, taking her weapon. The two sergeants heard the commotion and came running in, according to a law enforcement source.
The gunman was shot dead during the confrontation, Gloucester Township police said.
The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. on the 1200 block of Chews Landing Road. The suspect had been brought in for a domestic incident, according to police.
"A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," Gloucester Township Deputy Chief David Harkins said.
There will be a press conference at 3 p.m. on the Gloucester Township police officers' shooting. NBC10.com will stream it live here.
The suspect then grabbed a gun and opened fire.
One of the officers was shot below his bulletproof vest.
He underwent surgery at Cooper University hospital and is now listed in stable condition.
A spokesperson for the hospital says that there were several puncture wounds in the officer's vest.
The other two officers, were treated for graze wounds and were discharged, Friday morning.
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