One fugitive was killed in a shootout with U.S. Marshals who tried to arrest him in the Bronx of New York.
According to WABC, at least two marshals suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the early morning shooting on Ely Avenue in the Wakefield section of the Bronx, early Friday morning.
Marshals tried to arrest 35-year-old Andre Sterling, who was wanted in connection with the shooting of a Massachusetts state trooper who was beaten in the hand during a traffic stop on November 20.
The suspect was killed after a gun battle with the marshals. A second suspect was taken to Jacobi Hospital for treatment, ABC reported.
Sterling was charged with armed assault with intent to kill, possession of a firearm, assault with a firearm, theft of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
He also had two other Massachusetts arrest warrants, including one for identity fraud, A&B against a police officer, unstoppable police, and possession of drugs, who was wanted in Wyoming.
Breaking sources confirm that Andre Sterling was shot dead by U.S. Marshals in New York this morning #7news pic.twitter.com/Yab3HkjDrx
– Steve Cooper (@scooperon7) December 4, 2020
Massachusetts state police officer John Lennon, who was injured in November, was released from hospital on November 23 after the shooting that occurred at about 11:30 pm during a traffic stop on Camp Street in Hyannis.
“First of all, I would like to commend our Trooper, who suffered a serious injury in the line of duty, and his classmate and barracks mate, Trooper Shields, who acted quickly and decisively to get his wounded brother Trooper to the emergency room immediately,” Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of Massachusetts State Police, said in a statement at the time.
“Both Troopers remained calm and composed in an extremely stressful situation, and both did what they had to do without delay – behavior that speaks volumes about their character, courage and the quality of their training at the State Police Academy.
“We are grateful that the result was no worse.”
This is an evolving story and will be updated as more information becomes available.