Following 12-Hour Standoff with Police in Sicklerville, Gunman Found DeadLast Edited:
Schools were closed and residents were asked to shelter in place in a Gloucester Township community Thursday morning after a gunman fired at police and barricaded himself inside a home for several hours.
The incident began on the night of Wednesday, January 10th, around 8:05 p.m. when Gloucester Township Police were called to a home on Hampshire Road in Sicklerville for a report that a man had fired several rounds from a firearm outside the home.
Upon arrival, officers heard gunfire and took cover.
The suspect fired 15 rounds at police striking an armored rescue vehicle.
For the next 12 hours, negotiators attempted to have the suspect surrender, but were met with negative results and more gunfire.
Police eventually were able to gain entry to the house only to find that the 24-year-old suspect was dead.
Thankfully no officers or nearby residents were injured during the standoff.
Schools are expected to open as normal on Friday.
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