Investigators pull a sheet over the body of a suspect who allegedly shot a Jersey City Police Department officer responding to a call at a 24-hour pharmacy on July 13.
Photo credit: AP Photo/Julio Cortez
A street gang has threatened to kill more cops in Jersey City, N.J. following an incident that left an officer and a suspected gunman dead on Sunday.
According to The New York Post, the Bloods have vowed to kill officers "until the National Guard is called out".
An internal New Jersey State Police advisory warns that gang members may be traveling from out of state to target officers in the state.
"New Jersey State Police has received credible information from the Jersey City Police Department about specific threats toward Jersey City police officers and law enforcement," the advisory reads. "The United Blood Nation may take retaliatory action against police officers."
Officers have been advised to wear their vests, use extra caution and to take the threat seriously.
The threat was made in direct response to the fatal Jersey City police shooting of Lawrence Campbell moments after he ambushed Officer Melvin Santiago in a Walgreens parking lot the morning of July 13.
Santiago, a rookie police officer who was just 23 years old, was shot dead while still in his cruiser.
His partner dodged the barrage of bullets and returned fire, killing the gunman.
Officials say that it was not clear if Campbell was a member of the Bloods.