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BREAKING: Two U.S. Marshals Shot, Suspect Dead

Bronx, NY – Two U.S. Marshals were shot early on Friday morning during a gunfight with the fugitive who shot a Massachusetts state trooper in November.

The incident occurred at about 5:30 a.m. on Dec. 4 when three U.S. Marshals entered the home near Ely and Edenwald Avenues where they believe 35-year-old Andrew Sterling was hiding, the Associated Press reported.

Sterling was wanted for shooting a 28-year-old state trooper in Hyannis, Massachusetts in the hand on Nov. 20.

The bullet went through the trooper’s hand and then struck his ballistic vest, the Associated Press reported.

He was hospitalized and survived the wounds.

Law enforcement officials said that as soon as marshals entered the home looking for the suspect, Sterling opened fire on them, the Associated Press reported.

Marshals returned fire and fatally shot Sterling.

Officials said two marshals were wounded in the gunfight – one was shot in the upper body and the other was shot in the leg, according to the Associated Press.

Both wounded heroes were transported to the hospital and Sterling was pronounced dead at the scene.

There was a second person in the apartment when the chaos erupted and he has also been arrested, the Associated Press reported.

He was injured in the melee and was transported to the hospital, according to FOX News.

A spokesman for the Fire Department of New York (FDNY) said they had been alerted to five patients, four of whom were transported to the hospital.

It wasn’t known if the fourth person transported was another wounded member of law enforcement, FOX News reported.

In addition to allegedly having shot the state trooper, Sterling was wanted on warrants for identity fraud and battery on a police officer in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts police said he was also wanted on drug charges in Wyoming, the Associated Press reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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