Reports: 3 police officers shot at Gloucester Township, NJ station; Update: shooter killed, officers expected to recover

Local journos in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area are tweeting this morning about a shooting in a Gloucester Township, N.J. police station. Three police officers have reportedly been shot.

Twitchy will update as news continues to develop.

Some pics from the scene:


Confirmation is coming in that the shooter was shot to death.

Two officers have minor injuries. A third is reportedly in surgery.


Good news: It’s expected that the two officers with minor injuries will be able to go home today.

All three officers are reportedly stable.

More on the shooter:

Police plan to brief the press at 3 p.m. today.

More good news: Two of the officers have been released from the hospital and the third is out of surgery and in stable condition.

Update: Police have identified the shooter, who they say worked for the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

WJLA news reports that the shooter overpowered a female police officer and shot her with her own firearm. Jones had been arrested for stalking the home of a former girlfriend earlier in the morning, police say. All three officers are expected to recover.

  • Evertonian King

    Oh no. Now all we’re gonna hear is calls for armed guards out front of cop stations. This better not come out of my taxes!

    • peteee363

      no, but the bloated pensions of the armed guards will!

  • Bob Smooper

    The solution is simple! Destroy all guns in the world! Make the manufacture of guns carry a death sentence and imprison anyone who even THINKS about committing crimes! simple!

    • WisconsinPatriot

      I know, lets ban “smart people”. Death sentence for all the “smart people” already in existence. Give birth to a “smart person”, go to prison. And yes, I am mocking you.

      • peteee363

        i think that is what the progressives already are doing. most smart people are very self supporting, and uncle sam does not want self supporting people. they want all of us depending on them for every single thing.

    • conservativechick

      Ok, mark, now I KNOW you are an idiot….

  • Richard J Sunkle

    The same happened in Detroit a couple years back.

  • o0Nighthawk0o

    And the anti gun nuts only talk about the shooting. They never mention that two officers have minor injuries and the other is in surgery. No good guys were killed. The only one dead is the bad guy. That goes against the narrative I guess.

  • Maxwell

    Probably a case of suicide by cop… tragic, really.

  • TheKingJAK

    The same thing happens elsewhere from time-to-time, and it was even worse in FFX Co. VA.

  • peteee363

    ok, now we must ban cops from having guns! then only criminals will be allowed to have and use them.

    • WisconsinPatriot


      • peteee363

        i wanted to jump to conclusions, just like the media. how did i do?

        • Zane Henry

          That was some fine conclusion jumpin’ there son!

        • WisconsinPatriot

          A+, and I really mean that!

  • Insubordinate

    The suspect “obtained a firearm” during a struggle. Cops shot with their own weapon? I’m sure gun control nuts will jump to conclusions in 3… 2… 1…

  • RightThinking1

    Cops know this can happen. I would say something like “no excuse”, except that there are thousands of cop/perp interactions every day and sooner or later it happens when the involved officer(s) least expect it.
    One consequence of this will be that it will serve as a very strong reminder.

  • Wigglesworth

    If police stations were gun-free zones this wouldn’t happen because the perpetrator would have obeyed the law and we would all live in peace.

  • Disciple

    Hmmm, we need to ban guns in Police stations. If that gun had not been there, then it would not have jumped up and shot those officers.

  • mcarVA

    He took the gun from a female police officer… guess we need to ban guns for cops. yes?

  • fmahoney

    What the police need are more guns.

  • BeeKaaay

    This guy obviously hates cops. So he must be a leftwingwacko, so the story will be buried by our leftist media.