Gunman shoots 3 inside New Jersey police station before being killed

Investigators gather outside the scene of a police station shooting in New Jersey on Dec. 28, 2012. (Photo: CNN)

Investigators gather outside the scene of a police station shooting in New Jersey on Dec. 28, 2012. (Photo: CNN)

GLOUCESTER, N.J. (CNN) – Three officers were hospitalized in a police department shooting in New Jersey this morning.

Gloucester Township police say it happened when a domestic violence suspect was being processed. Police say there was a violent confrontation, he got his hands on a police gun and shot at police.

One police officer was hit below his bullet proof vest, and is in stable condition. Two other officers were hospitalized with minor injuries.

Police say officers returned fire, killing the suspect.