A man is dead after an early morning shootout with U.S. Marshals in the northern section of the Bronx. The man was reportedly wanted for shooting a Massachusetts state trooper last month.
The incident happened around 5:30 a.m. after marshals were trying to execute a warrant on Ely Avenue in a residential section of Wakefield, according to WABC-TV. Authorities said the suspect shot at the marshals, who then returned fire. The gunfire triggered a heavy NYPD presence by officers from the 47th Precinct.
The suspect immediately died on the scene, according to the NY Post. FDNY confirmed that two marshals were rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where they were reportedly treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Two other marshals and an NYPD officer assisting in the execution of the warrant was also injured, according to the Daily News.
The suspect—identified as 35-year-old Andre Sterling—was apparently on the run for shooting a Massachusetts state trooper in the hand during a traffic stop in Hyannis on November 20th.
The U.S. Marshal's press office could not immediately disclose details of the incident.
This is a developing story. Check back for more details.