Officer shot in NJ police station out of hospital

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Associated Press

Posted on December 30, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 30 at 10:05 PM

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The last of three police officers shot and wounded by an arrested man inside a southern New Jersey police station has left the hospital.

Gloucester Township authorities say Sgt. 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 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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