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3 Officers Shot At Police Station, Suspect Killed, Officials Say

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GLOUCESTER TWP., N.J. -

Three officers were shot Friday morning inside the Gloucester Township Police Station, and the suspected shooter has been shot and killed, officials say.

One male officer was shot twice, including once in the abdomen below his bullet-proof vest. He underwent surgery but is now out and reported to be in stable condition at Cooper University Hospital.

UPDATE: Police ID Gunman In Police Station Shootout

Injuries to the other two officers, a man and a woman, were said to be "very minor," according to police. A hospital spokeswoman said they were being discharged Friday morning.

Police said the shooting occurred around 5:30 a.m. when a suspect, who was under arrest in connection with a domestic violence-related incident, got into as violent struggle with officers at the station.

The suspect "obtained a firearm" during the struggle, police said. Officers then returned fire, killing the suspect.

No details have been released about the deceased shooting suspect's identity.

The Camden County Prosecutor's Office is leading the investigation.

FOX 29's Stephanie Esposito arrived Friday morning as police were still hanging crime scene tape on the outside of the municipal building on Chews Landing Road.

A Crime Scene Investigation Units is now on location.

A neighbor said she heard a lot of sirens just before 6 a.m. When she looked out her window, she saw police quickly "throw" someone into the back of an ambulance, which then left for a nearby trauma center under police escort.

Asked how the suspect got a gun, Deputy Police Chief David Harkins said, "I can't release those details at this time."

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