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3 Cops Shot, Gunman Dead in NJ Police Station Shooting

One officer in stable condition, two others treated for graze wounds.

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    Deputy Chief David Harkins describes what happened during a shooting at the Gloucester Township police station Friday morning. Three officers were shot and the gunman is dead, according to police. (Published Friday, Dec 28, 2012)

    Three police officers were injured after a suspect grabbed a gun and opened fire inside a New Jersey police station early Friday, police said.

    Police shot the gunman dead during the confrontation, Gloucester Township police said.

    The incident happened around 5:45 a.m. when a suspect that had been brought in for a domestic incident got into a confrontation with officers, police said.

    "A violent struggle occurred while the suspect was being processed," Gloucester Township Deputy Chief David Harkins said.

    The suspect then grabbed a gun and opened fire.

    One of the officers was shot below his bulletproof vest, NBC 10 Philadelphia reported. He underwent surgery at Cooper University hospital and is now listed in stable condition. A spokesperson for the hospital says that there were several puncture wounds in the officer's vest.

    The other two officers, a male and female, were treated for graze wounds and are set to be discharged Friday morning.

    Gloucester Township is about 15 miles southeast of Philadelphia.