A suspect is dead after a confrontation in the Bronx Friday morning in which two US marshals were shot and wounded, according to law enforcement officials.
The marshals are in “OK condition,” with injuries not considered life threatening, the officials said. A detective with the New York Police Department, which was assisting the US marshals in a backup role, suffered a leg injury.
A gun was recovered near the suspect, who was wanted in connection with the wounding of a Massachusetts state trooper, authorities said.
The marshals, with the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, were executing a warrant inside 4085 Ely Avenue in Wakefield, searching for Andre Sterling, 35, wanted for shooting a trooper in the hand during a traffic stop last week, according to the marshals’ office and police sources.
As investigators entered, Sterling opened fire on them with a handgun, and was in turn fatally shot, the sources said.
One marshal was hit in the leg, and another was struck in the arm and leg, according to the marshals’ office. They were taken to Jacobi Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Sterling had two more warrants in Massachusetts on charges including identity fraud and assault and battery on a police officer, and he was wanted on narcotics charges in Wyoming, according to police in Massachusetts.
Sterling was believed to be armed and dangerous. Why he ended up in the Bronx was not clear. A second suspect was injured in the shooting and arrested.
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