Two American marshals shot in the Bronx against a suspect in a Massachusetts state military shooting


The marshals are “okay” and the injuries are not considered life-threatening, officials said. A foot injury was investigated by a New York Police Department detective who helped the American marshals with auxiliary work.

They obtained a gun near the suspect, who was wanted with the wounding of a Massachusetts state soldier, authorities said.

The U.S. Marshals Service identified the suspect as 35-year-old Andre Sterling, who was killed in the shooting.

The suspect allegedly shot the Massachusetts soldier in the hand and tribe on November 20 at Cape Cod.

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The marshals are willing to carry out an arrest warrant around 5 a.m. when the shooting broke out on Ely Avenue in the Wakefield section of Bronx.

One of the deputy marshals was shot dead by the le.g. the other wound the arm and leg, said the Marshals’ Service. The deputy marshals and NYPD officer were taken to Jacobi Hospital, authorities said.

The deputies are part of the New York / New Jersey Regional Refugee Task Force, according to the Marshals’ Service.

According to Massachusetts state police, Sterling was recently followed to a Bronx apartment.

The suspect was wanted in connection with the November 20 shooting of John Lennon, a Massachusetts team state police were looking for a poster during a traffic stop.

The soldier was released from the hospital on Nov. 23 and will remain on injured leave while recovering, state police said.

The suspect was accused of armed assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm, assault with a firearm and battery, harassment of a motor vehicle and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, state police said.

Sterling had two other certificates of charges that included identity theft, assault, and a police assault. He was also wanted in Wyoming on drug charges, according to state police.

Friday’s shooting is being investigated by New York authorities.

CNN Alec Snyder contributed to the report.