Six people have been confirmed dead which includes one police officer, three civilians and two suspects. A police officer was shot and two other officers, as well as a civilian, were wounded in a standoff Tuesday in Jersey City, New Jersey, prosecutors said.
Multiple agencies responded to the scene on a residential street in the city, which is across the Hudson River from Manhattan. The sheriff's department and a number of police, SWAT and ATF officers were on the scene. Law enforcement sources explained that the officer who was fatally shot was investigating a homicide when he approached the two suspects who opened fired on him.
The gunshots prompted a massive law enforcement response, including SWAT units and local, state and federal agencies. Police entered the market shortly after 3 p.m. to confirm the shooters were down.
"Today is a horrific day. Officers have come under attack and we have several wounded. Our hearts are heavy and the violence is not over. We need prayers," the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association tweeted.
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