Suspect Wounded in Hours-Long Standoff With Police in New Jersey

The woman who had called 911 and her teenage son were not harmed

By Sheldon Dutes
|  Thursday, Jul 11, 2013  |  Updated 7:08 AM EDT
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Suspect Wounded in Hours-Long NJ Police Standoff

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A 51-year-old domestic violence suspect is being treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound after he was injured during a standoff with police in New Jersey that began Wednesday evening and lasted into the early-morning hours Thursday.

 
Authorities evacuated neighboring homes on Schweinberg Drive in Roseland after a frantic woman called 911 and said she feared her ex-boyfriend was going to kill her. 
 
When police arrived at the home shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, the suspect shot at his ex-girlfriend and her teenage son. Police returned fire, and the woman and her son managed to escape the house unharmed.
 
The suspect barricaded himself inside the home, and police negotiators spoke to him by phone for several hours before he surrendered early Thursday. 
 
Roseland Police Chief Richard McDonough said the woman had apparently obtained a restraining order against the suspect, but it's unclear if it had been served.
 
One police officer was cut by glass in the fracas. The suspect was shot in the side but is expected to be OK. Charges are pending against him.

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