A suspect was killed in the shooting of a state soldier in Massachusetts during a gun battle with US guards in New York City, wounding two officers.
Two unauthorized law enforcement officials to discuss the incident publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity said that the two marshals who were injured in the confrontation at 5:30 a.m. in the Bronx were in good shape.
Officials said Andre Sterling, 35, was killed in a shootout. His rifle was recovered. He was wanted for shooting a Massachusetts soldier in the hand at a crossing point
The US Marshals did not immediately respond to calls seeking comment.
Sterling was searched for in the shooting of a 28-year-old soldier during a late-night traffic stop in Hyannis, Cape Cod. The policeman was taken to hospital after a bullet went through his right hand and appeared to have hit his ballistic jacket.
A law enforcement official said that three guards looking for the pound sterling came under fire as soon as they entered the Bronx home where they believed the pound was falling.
The official said one marshal was hit in the upper body and another in the leg.
Both were taken to hospital.
The official said a second man who was in the apartment had been arrested.
Stirling had two additional warrants in Massachusetts on charges including identity fraud and assault and beating a police officer, and was wanted on drug-related charges in Wyoming, according to Massachusetts police.