Thursday, July 16, 2009 | 5:19 PM
JERSEY CITY (WABC) -- Five police officers were shot, leaving two in critical condition, during a shootout in Jersey City Thursday.
Police say one of the suspects used a pump shotgun and was ready for battle. When it ended, eight cops were hurt and two suspects were dead.
Newscopter 7 was over the morning chaos on Reed Street. Police lead residents safely away before advancing, heavily armed, on two barricaded suspects whose gunshots had already left one Jersey City officer shot in the leg. The shooting, however, had only begun.
George Brazdzionis saw the aftermath of what happened next - a gun battle between the two suspects and police. Four other officers were shot in the exchange. Brazdzionis watched as paramedics rushed an officer from the scene.
"He was holding his chest," he said. "He had blood on his eye and his neck."
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