Two United States Marshals Shot in Bronx, Suspect Dead

New York Police officers block off the street near the scene where a suspect was killed during a shootout with U.S. marshals in the Bronx that left two officers wounded, Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in New York. The suspect, 35-year-old Andre Sterling, was wanted for shooting a Massachusetts state trooper …
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Two members of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) were shot Friday morning as they sought to arrest the suspect allegedly behind the November 20, 2020, shooting of a Massachusetts State Trooper.

ABC 7 reports the marshalls were executing a warrant “on Ely Avenue at around 5:30 a.m.” for 35-year-old Andre Sterling.

This poster, from the Massachusetts State Police Twitter page, posted Nov. 24, 2020, shows Andre K. Sterling. Sterling, a suspect in the shooting of a state trooper in Massachusetts, was killed during a shootout with U.S. marshals in the Bronx borough of New York early Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Massachusetts State Police via AP)

This poster, from the Massachusetts State Police Twitter page, posted Nov. 24, 2020, shows Andre K. Sterling. Sterling, a suspect in the shooting of a state trooper in Massachusetts, was killed during a shootout with U.S. marshals in the Bronx borough of New York early Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. (Massachusetts State Police via AP)

Gunshots soon rang out and two Marshals were hit, both of whom received non-life-threatening leg injuries.

An NYPD detective was shot as well, and his wounds are also non-life-threatening.

Sterling was killed in the exchange of gunfire and a second suspect, who was shot and wounded, was taken to the hospital for treatment.

WCVB reports Sterling was wanted for “armed assault with intent to murder in the Nov. 20 shooting of Trooper John Lennon.” Trooper Lennon survived the attack.

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, AP reports.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

 

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