JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBS) – A police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty early Sunday morning in Jersey City, New Jersey.
Police responded to an armed robbery at a 24-hour Walgreens at Kennedy Boulevard and Communipaw Avenue just after midnight.READ MORE: Police Arrest Kareen Welton For Several Hit-And-Runs In Philadelphia, Including Crash That Killed Woman In Center City
Officer Melvin Santiago exchanged gunfire with the suspect outside the store. Officer Santiago was shot in the head by the suspect, who used a gun from an armed security guard.
The officer was rushed to the hospital where he later died.
The suspect was shot and killed at the scene.READ MORE: President Joe Biden Touts Made In America Plan During Trip To Mack Truck Facility In Lehigh Valley
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop says the city suffered a great loss and that an investigation is now underway.
No other officers or customers were injured during the incident.
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