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N.J. state troopers exchange gunfire after responding to 911 call

A southern New Jersey man is in critical but stable condition after exchanging gunfire with state troopers.

State police say the incident late Friday night occurred in Upper Deerfield Township, Cumberland County, and began with a 911 call.

The caller hung up before providing an address, but state police responded to a residence where the call appeared to have come from.

When they got there and shined flashlights into the home, troopers say 76-year-old Gerald Sykes fired one round from a shotgun through a sliding glass door at the troopers.

One trooper fired four rounds from his handgun, hitting Sykes.

One of the troopers suffered a graze wound.

It was later determined the location of the 911 call was incorrect.

The state attorney general’s office’s shooting response team is investigating.

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