The Bloods gang has threatened to kill Jersey City police members after officers killed a man in the neighborhood who had just shot a young police officer Sunday.
Law enforcement officials told the The New York Post that the gang was retaliating after a man named Lawrence Campbell was shot dead, and that they said they would “kill a Jersey City cop and not stop until the National Guard is called out,” according to the Daily Mail.
It is unclear whether Campbell was a member of the Bloods gang.
An internal advisory said that, “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 United Blood Nation may take retaliatory action against police officers,” it read.
Melvin Santiago, the young cop who was killed, died Sunday while he was responding to an armed robbery at Walgreens, according to police. Campbell was killed when police returned fire.
Angelique Campbell, Campbell's widow, originally said that she wished her husband had taken down more cops if he was going to be killed, but she later apologized for the statement.
“Both families are hurt. Let this cop be laid to rest peacefully. Let Lawrence be put to rest peacefully. That's it,” Angelique Campbell told the Associated Press.
“There's no back-and-forth. I don't want to argue with no cops, I don't want to fight with no cops. I just want to put him in the ground, he's gone, that's it,” she said.
Source: Daily Mail