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Jersey City Gun Battle, 5 Cops Shot 2 Suspects Killed

1:15 PM EDT, July 16, 2009 WPIX NEWS

JERSEY CITY (WPIX) - Multiple shots were fired at police in Jersey City, New Jersey early Thursday morning, leaving five officers injured.

At 5:15am an armed black man and woman wearing long robes and black hoodies shot at officers at 24 Reed Street in Jersey City. One resident told PIX News that she heard "intense gunfire" as officers returned fire.

In fact, one of the suspects shedded an outer garment to access a pump shotgun, which is, according to Jersey City Police Chief Thomas Comey, a combat weapon.

PIX News has learned that at around 6:45 a.m. the two suspects were 'neutralized.' Jersey City police confirmed the two suspects were shot and killed by officers. They were cornered in a building, on the corner of Reed Street and Bergen Avenue, which was first searched and evacuated.

Earlier, the pair were able to escape police and an

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Added: Jul-16-2009 Occurred On: Jul-16-2009
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