Three Officers Shot at New Jersey Police Station By Man in Custody

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Somehow, a man being booked on domestic violence charges at the police station in Gloucester Township, NJ managed to shoot three police officers. While in custody. The man was killed when other officers in the immediate area returned fire.

Gloucester Township Deputy Chief David Harkins says a "violent struggle" occurred while the suspect was being processed, which resulted in him gaining possession of a firearm that he used to shoot and injure three officers with. 

Two victims sustained minor injuries and were released from the hospital. The third victim, who was struck below his bulletproof vest, was rushed to Cooper University hospital. The Camden County Prosecutor's office has launched an investigation, and more detail will be released this afternoon.

[via Gawker]

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