Police officer and suspect dead in shooting at Jersey City Walgreens on Communipaw Avenue

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Santiago, 23, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Jersey City Medical Center, according to Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop. He had just joined the force in December, according to the mayor's office. (Credit: News 12)

A young police officer was killed while responding to a report of an armed man at a Jersey City Walgreens store early Sunday morning, and the suspect was also killed.

It happened at the store on Communipaw Avenue. Authorities say Officer Melvin Santiago was shot in the head as he sat in his patrol car with another officer shortly after 4 a.m.

Santiago, 23, was pronounced dead shortly...

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