Officer Wounded In South Jersey Police Station Shooting Released From Hospital
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS/AP) — The last of three police officers shot and wounded by an arrested man inside the Gloucester Township police station has left the hospital. (see related story)
Gloucester Township authorities say Sergeant James Garber, who underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen, was discharged Sunday. His two colleagues, Officer Ruth Burns and Sgt. Kevin Thine, were both released on Friday, the day the shooting occurred.
The arrested man, Willingboro resident Eddie Jones III, was a state Department of Corrections civilian employee who had been accused of stalking a former girlfriend.
Jones was shot and killed after he overpowered Burns and disarmed her. Authorities say Jones fired at Burns, but Garber and Thine quickly came to her aid and returned fire on Jones.
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