Three N.J. Officers Shot, Gunman Killed at Police HQ

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Video: Police: Suspect took gun during struggle with officers

Gunfire erupted Friday morning December 28 at Gloucester Twp., N.J. Police Headquarters. (Photo: John Ziomek, (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier-Post)

Three police officers have been injured -- one in serious condition -- after gunfire erupted early Friday at a New Jersey police headquarters.

WPVI-TV reported that the gunman, a prisoner at the Gloucester Township station, was shot and killed around 5:30 a.m. ET. Two of the officers were being treated for bullet-graze wounds, WPVI reported.

Philadelphia's Fox29 news also reported that the suspected was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire possibly in a stairwell at the rear of the police station.

The circumstances surrounding the exchange of gunfire were not immediately clear.

"Everybody was running up the side here," Sharon Lehner, a nurse who lives next door to the (Cherry Hill, N.J.) Courier-Post newspaper. "I saw a paramedic unit and an ambulance come down. I saw a lot of quick action in the ambulance with officers getting into the ambulance and then leaving."

Gloucester Township, which has a population of about 64,000 people, is located about 15 miles southeast of Philadelphia.

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