Updated: Three Officers Shot at Gloucester Township Police Station

Gunfire erupted early this morning at police headquarters. Three officers were shot, and a gunman was killed.

SOUTH JERSEY -- Update, 9:30 a.m. 12/27/12:

The injuries to the three officers shot early Friday morning at Gloucester Township police headquarters are not life-threatening, a spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutor's Office said. 

"They are going to be OK," said Capt. Mark Nicholas of the prosecutor's office. 

Nicholas confirmed that three officers were injured and the shooter was killed during the incident, which happened around 5:45 a.m. at the municipal complex on Chews Landing Road. 

Reports indicate a police sergeant was shot twice, and that he was rushed to the Trauma Center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The other two officers were grazed by bullets, according to reports.

Authorities will release more details about the incident at a press conference Friday afternoon. 

Click on the NBC10 Philadelphia video above to watch Gloucester Township Police Deputy Chief David Harkins describe the incident. 

Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer at 11:40 a.m. Friday issued an audio statement about the shooting. 

For the latest update on the shooting at Gloucester Township police station, go to Prisoner Disarms Gloucester Twp. Cop, Shoots and Injures 3 Officers.


Three police officers were shot early Friday morning when a gunman opened fire inside the police station on Chews Landing Road, NBC10 Philadelphia reports

Reports indicate a police sergeant was shot twice, and that he has been taken to the Trauma Center at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The extent of the injuries to the two other officers was not immediately known. 

NBC10 reports the gunman was killed in the incident, which happened about 5:45 a.m.

Sybil Evans December 30, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Vicky you’re an embarrassment to the GOP! Let’s see what is in common with the 3 commentators you claim you "May Have Seen" making jokes about this situation on TV. 1 John Steward , Male On Comedy Central Tapes had Black hair dark skin and has not taped a show since December 14, 2012 so we can eliminate him from your imagination. 2 Bill Maher, Male is on HBO Whitest skin and Hair I ever saw on anyone has not taped a new show since November 26, 2012 3 Rachel Maddow, Female light brown hard medium skin tone, political commentator on CNN not a news anchor last episode taped and aired on December 27, 2012, the day before this happened. Next time you want to try and frame a democrat please take enough time to learn the difference between a man a woman and ghost before you make a comment and also at least do a little homework on when they actually aired shows. Vicky that was a seriously lame attempt to blame democrats you are truly a very poor Republican activist and should be ashamed of yourself trying to spin this tragedy into a political event. You should apologize to these police officers and their families for attempting to politicize this tragedy. I for one do offer my condolences prayers and sympathies to the GT Police Family and the families of the officers that were severely injured in the line of duty.
Sybil Evans December 30, 2012 at 04:00 PM
Amazing Michelle, 2 days later and you still failed to post the “several comments,” you claimed were posted prior to you inciting people to blame the police that some loony tune shot them. You can call your statement sarcasm all you want but as I stated your remarks brought out the crazies who just want to take pot shots at the mayor and this police department. There was no need for your “sarcasm” which only incited the crazies. Prior to your ridiculous comments people on here were giving prayers for the officers now they are saying the police did this because Eddie Jones was black. You should be proud of yourself turning a positive comments section giving prayers to the victims into an embarrassing display of politics and racism.
Jake December 30, 2012 at 06:54 PM
The shooter injured three officers before he was taken down. It seems to me that there is a lot of violence relating to firearms lately. I wonder if this is just a coincidence. Strange to say the least. Whether or not you are against firearms, it seems that they are getting a lot of negative publicity these days. He was brought back to police headquarters and when his handcuffs were removed for a brief period during processing. She has a gun and she gets honored for the mess. This is how dimwitted our leaders are. How about getting her trained first so we don't have another repeat.
Sean McCullen December 31, 2012 at 08:07 PM
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Pamela January 02, 2013 at 03:40 PM
First and foremost, my prayers go out to the injured officers and their families, however the scenerio went down! Two of them followed protocol and, as police do, put their lives on the line to protect the innocent, thank you and get well!!! There should be height requirement, a weight requirement, and a mandatory work out regimen weekly that must be followed in order to maintain their badge. It is just a no brainer that a 6'+ man weighing over 200lbs., will be able to subdue a small framed woman, with very little upper body strength coming in at 5' 100lbs. Same would be true if it were a small man, but he still would be built differently. I am very for women's rights, I am very FOR carrying a weapon, but, obviously a mistake was malde there, that a weapon was in an area it should not have been. I also believe in giving everyone the freedom to make mistakes. In the world of police work, there is an almost "zero tolerance" for mistakes, as a man's life was lost and three police officer's injured. This is just my opinion. I will let this site know if I am being pulled over by every female police officer, lol. Please, do not turn this into part of the 2nd Amendment conversations, as it has NOTHING to do with that AT ALL! G-D BLESS ALL of our uniformed people and protect them!!! Thank you for your service and choice to keep my family and I safe!!!


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