3 officers shot at police station, expected to recover

Officers Shot
Posted at 9:15 PM, Dec 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-28 21:15:00-05

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP)-- Three Philadelphia-area police officers who were shot inside a police station today are expected to recover.

Police say a man who had been arrested for allegedly stalking an ex-girlfriend overpowered an officer inside the station when his handcuffs were removed during the booking process.

They say the suspect, Eddie Jones, grabbed the officer's gun and shot her, and then shot two other officers who had been in a nearby room and rushed in to help their colleague.

Those two officers fired at Jones, killing him.

One of the police officers was shot multiple times and underwent emergency surgery for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. His life was saved by a bulletproof vest. The other two officers suffered minor injuries.

The shooting took place in New Jersey's Gloucester Township, a suburb of Philadelphia.