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Gunman dead after shooting 3 cops at N.J. police station

Three New Jersey police officers are in the hospital after being shot inside a police station by a man being processed for a domestic incident. MSNBC's Thomas Roberts reports.

The gunman who shot three officers after a "violent struggle" at a New Jersey police station early Friday is dead, officials said.

The suspected shooter had been brought into Gloucester Township Police station for a domestic incident when he got into a confrontation with officers, reported NBC's Philadelphia affiliate, NBC 10.


"A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," Deputy Chief David Harkins said. The man was able to grab a gun and then opened fire.

One of the injured officers, who was rushed to surgery after being shot below his bulletproof vest, is listed in stable condition. The other two were treated for graze wounds and released. 

The shooter was killed by police during the confrontation, according to Chief W. Harry Earle. The investigation was ongoing. 

Gloucester is located in central New Jersey, about 15 miles outside Philadelphia.

Please check back for more as this story develops.

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