Two U.S. marshals were shot early Friday morning in the Bronx while trying to arrest a 35-year-old man in connection with the shooting of a Massachusetts state soldier, authorities said.
The shooting took place in District 47, near the Bronx Wakefield, at 5:30 a.m., the New York Police Department said.
Police said the severity of the wounds received by the two American marshals was not immediately known.
The shooting erupted when the marsals tried to deliver the Ely Avenue 4085 order, according to NBC New York. Officers were looking for Andre K. Sterling, who Massachusetts authorities wanted to ask about the shooting of a state soldier on Cape Cod last month.
Mr. Sterling, 35, was critically wounded in the shooting, NBC New York reported.
According to a Massachusetts State Police searched poster, Mr. Sterling was stopped by a state soldier on Nov. 20 at 11:30 p.m., as he passed a stolen car through the village of Hyannis in Cape Cod. A few minutes later, he shot the soldier and fled, the poster said. The officer survived.
Jamaican-born Mr. Sterling was also tracked down by two other Massachusetts orders, including identity theft and a drug charge in Wyoming, the leaflet said.