BREAKING NEWS: 2:38 a.m.(PHOTOS & VIDEO) (Video of neighbor at the scene describing to the Press what he saw) Many police and EMS units have just responded to Tiffany and Chestnut Street for reports of multiple police officers who were shot. It’s unclear at this time what exactly transpired, but as of now, the scene is insecure. The FD was called in as well. We will keep you posted with all further info as we receive it.
U/D 2:51 a.m. Police have just notified EMS that the scene is secure and they can proceed in. It seems at this time that the injured officers are members of the SWAT team who were operating at the home when the shots were fired.
U/D 2:57 a.m. EMS has just transported one injured officer to KMC and another to Jersey Shore with gunshot wounds.
The names of the officers cannot be released at this time pending official notification. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lakewood Police Department’s Officers and their families at this difficult time.
U/D 3:07 a.m. At least one suspect has been taken into custody at this time.
U/D 8:21 a.m. A total of four officers were injured. Sgt Sassow was injured by a bullet which went through his bullet proof vest-which saved his life. He has been released from the hospital.
Lenny Nieves Sr. also took a bullet to his chest which was deflected by the bullet proof vest and left him bruised up.
Lt. Greg Meyer was shot in the leg and will be undergoing surgery to remove sharpnel.
Officer John Wilson was shot in the face and the bullet came through his cheek. He has probable damage to one eye.