A suspect in a Massachusetts shooting was killed in a gunfire exchange with U.S. Marshals early Friday in New York City, according to three law enforcement sources.
Deputies were in the Bronx when they were searching for a suspect believed to be linked to shooting a State Trooper in Massachusetts last month during a traffic stop, the sources said, based on preliminary information.
The U.S. Marshals Service said two U.S. Marshals sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the Bronx shootout that broke out at approximately 5:30 a.m.
One federal officer was shot in the arm and leg, and the other was only struck in the leg, the USMS said.
The agency added that both officers were taken to a local hospital and are expected to recover.
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Police in Massachusetts said Friday Andre Sterling, 35, was wanted for the Nov. 20 shooting of State Trooper John Lennon.
Lennon was hospitalized at Cape Cod Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital after he was struck in the hand and torso, police said. He has since been released and is still recovering from his injuries, according to police.
Sterling faced charges for firearm possession, armed assault with intent to murder and other crimes.
Massachusetts police said New York City authorities would handle the investigation of the shooting incident.
No other details were immediately available.