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For Immediate Release

Eric Harrison, Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal

Southern District of New York
(646) 261-7744

Bill Dundon, Supervisor

New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force
(646) 294-0173

U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (703) 740-1699

Suspect dead, 2 U.S. Marshals Task Force Officers shot in Bronx


Suspect had been wanted for November shooting of Massachusetts state trooper

New York, NY – Two deputy U.S. Marshals with the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force were injured this morning in a shootout in the Bronx with a suspect wanted in Massachusetts for a November shooting of a state police officer.

The task force was in the Wakefield section of the Bronx searching for Andre Sterling, 35, when the shootout began at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sterling died in the exchange.

One Deputy Marshal was hit in the leg, and another was struck in his arm and leg. Both were taken to a local hospital and were being treated. Both are expected to recover.

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