A suspect was killed after an encounter in the Bronx in which two MPs were shot and wounded, according to law enforcement officials.
Officials said the guards were in “good condition” with injuries that did not pose a threat to their lives. A New York Police Department investigator, who was assisting US guards in a reserve role, sustained a leg injury.
Authorities said a pistol was found near the suspect wanted in connection with the injury of a Massachusetts soldier.
The U.S. Marshals Service identified the suspect as 35-year-old Andre Sterling, who was killed in a shootout.
The suspect allegedly shot a Massachusetts soldier in the hand and torso on November 20 in Cape Cod.
The Marshals were executing an arrest warrant at about 5:30 a.m. when the shooting broke out on Ellie Street in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.
One of the marshal’s deputies was shot in the leg and the other was wounded in the arm and leg, according to the Guard Service. Authorities said the deputy marshal and a New York Police officer were taken to Jacoby Hospital.
Representatives are part of the New York / New Jersey Regional Fugitive Squad, according to the Marshals Service.
The pound was recently tracked to an apartment in the Bronx, according to Massachusetts State Police.
The suspect was wanted in connection with the shooting incident of Massachusetts State soldier John Lennon during a traffic stop, according to a poster wanted by the state police.
State police said the soldier was discharged from hospital and is still on injured leave until he recovers.
State police said the suspect faced charges of armed assault with intent to kill, possession of a firearm, assault with a firearm, stealing a car and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
Sterling had two additional warrants for charges including identity theft and assault and beating a police officer. State Police said he is also wanted in Wyoming on drug-related charges.
The shooting is being investigated by the authorities in New York.