Phillipsburg police officer shot in the line of duty released from hospital

A Phillipsburg police officer shot in the leg while responding to a domestic incident was released from St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania earlier Sunday morning.

News 12 Staff

Apr 9, 2023, 2:37 PM

Updated 460 days ago

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A Phillipsburg police officer shot in the leg while responding to a domestic incident was released from St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania earlier Sunday morning.
“The entire Phillipsburg community and surrounding communities wish [him] a speedy recovery and prayers to him and his family,” said Phillipsburg Mayor Todd M. Tersigni.
The shooting occurred at 10 Hanover St. around 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Warren County Prosecutor James Pfeiffer says the suspect opened fire on police as soon as they arrived at the scene. The bullet “went through the driver-side door and struck him in the leg.”
A woman, who had not been identified, was shot in the torso. Both the woman and the officer were airlifted to St. Luke’s Hospital.
Pfeiffer said it is believed the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Authorities had not released any names pending family notification. The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office is continuing to investigate the incident.


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