Officer wounded in Camden Co. station shooting goes home

The last of three police officers shot and wounded by an arrested man inside a Camden County police station has left the hospital. Gloucester Township

Sgt. James Garber was discharged Sunday after surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

Sgt. James Garber was discharged Sunday after surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen. (12/31/12)

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP - The last of three police officers shot and wounded by an arrested man inside a Camden County police station has left the hospital.

Gloucester Township police officials say Sgt. James Garber, who underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his abdomen, was discharged yesterday. His two colleagues, Officer Ruth Burns and Sgt. Kevin Thine, were both released on 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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