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5 cops shot, 2 perps killed in shootout; linked to June shooting caught on video

Thursday July 16, 2009, 10:48 AM

Four Jersey City police officers and a Port Authority police officer were shot this morning, two critically, and two suspects killed during an investigation into the case of a man shot on Broadway last month that had been caught on surveillance video, sources told The Jersey Journal.

Officers were watching a stolen vehicle on Reed Street at Bergen Avenue when a man and a woman exited a nearby building and the man opened fire with a shotgun, shattering the passenger window of an unmarked police car, police said. The officer who was sitting there had just gotten out.

Surveillance video shows man being shot in Jersey City

The couple then ran back to the building but the man turned around and fired at another officer and struck him in the leg, police said.

Police evacuated the building and called in Emergency Services

Added: Jul-16-2009 Occurred On: Jul-16-2009
By: Excreted_Alive
Tags: 5 cops shot, 2 suspects killed, drugs, intense gunfire, Jersey City, gun battle,
Location: Jersey City, New Jersey, United States (load item map)
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