A wanted and an armed suspect is dead after a shootout with U.S. Marshals in the Bronx, in New York early Friday morning.
The “armed and dangerous” suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Andre Sterling according to law enforcement officials that spoke to local ABC News affiliates.
U.S Marshal Deputies were at the scene in 8050 Ely Avenue in the Wakefield section of the Bronx searching for Andre Sterling, who was wanted for shooting a Massachusetts state trooper in the hand during a traffic stop last month, sources said. While attempting to execute a warrant for his arrest at 5:30 a.m., gunfire erupted between the suspect and the Marshals leaving Sterling dead and three deputies wounded.
The wounded U.S. Marshals appear to be in stable condition, another source said to the media on the scene. One Marshal was shot in the arm and the other two were shot in the leg. They were taken to the Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
Multiple police units raced to the scene moments after the shooting started.
Andre Sterling was wanted on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm, and assault and battery for the shooting of Trooper John Lennon, according to the NBC affiliate in Boston.
Trooper Lennon, 28, was shot in his right hand by Sterling during a traffic stop in Hyannis on Nov. 20. Massachusetts State Police said that the bullet had gone through Trooper Lennon’s hand and had struck his bulletproof vest near his shoulder.
Lennon spent three days in Massachusetts General Hospital before being released.
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