5 NJ Cops Shot In Gunbattle; 2 Suspects Dead

By: AP
By: AP

Five Jersey City police officers were shot, and two of them are in critical condition, after a gunbattle that broke out when they approached a car connected to a robbery. Officials say two suspects were killed in the "terrible gunfight."

Two of the critically injured officers are undergoing surgery. Officials say one of the officers was shot in the face and the other was hit in the neck.

Mayor Jerramiah Healy says a gunfight erupted after officers approached two people headed for a car connected to an armed robbery. He says the two suspects ran into an apartment, and shotgun blasts shattered the door and wall.

The suspects' names have not been released.

Officials say other officers were injured in the shootout.

Healy says the incident began around 5 a.m. Thursday.

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