May 16, 2021 18:24

US Marshals injured in Bronx shootout, suspect in Massachusetts state trooper shooting killed

Update: Bronx NY, Suspect is dead following shootout where NYPD detective and multiple U.S. Marshals were wounded in Bronx, NY.

Wanted in Massachusetts shooting of State Police Trooper on November 20th, Andre Sterling, 35, was inside a Bronx residents house when he was surrounded by US Marshals and NYPD detectives. 

Sterling reveled himself from a back room of the residence, then started shooting towards law enforcement officials. Sterling was killed in the exchange of gunfire that followed. 

Regional fugitive task force marshals were wounded and taken to Jacobi Hospital via NYPD police cruiser transport, for non-life threatening injuries. One US Marshal was shot in the thigh and arm, another was injured by gunshot to the leg. Additionally, an NYPD detective injured his knee while running to aid in transport of the wounded US Marshals.

A second suspect was also taken to the same hospital for minor injuries, that person was not injured by gunfire. 

Ballistics report is expected to determine if the handgun found at the scene, Glock 9mm, was used in the Massachusetts trooper shooting.

Earlier: Melissa Hanson, Springfield, Mass.

A 35-year-old man is being sought in connection with the shooting of a Massachusetts State Police trooper over the weekend, officials said Tuesday.

State police have identified Andre Sterling as the alleged shooter. He is wanted on charges including armed assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm and assault and battery with a firearm. Additionally, Sterling is wanted out of Wyoming on narcotics charges, state police said.

The firearm allegedly used in the shooting has not been recovered and Sterling should be considered armed and dangerous, state police said.

Sterling is a native of Jamaica and reportedly has a scar on his left hand, according to state police.

On Monday, state police had said Sterling was wanted for questioning in the shooting of 28-year-old Trooper John Lennon, who was released from Massachusetts General Hospital on Monday after being treated for a gunshot wound to the hand.

Lennon was shot Friday at 11:30 p.m. during a traffic stop on Camp Street in Barnstable. The car Lennon had pulled over drove away after the shot was fired.

The round went through Lennon’s right hand and struck his ballistic vest near his shoulder area, according to a statement from state police.

Trooper Timothy Shields got to the scene minutes later to help Lennon. Shields drove the injured trooper to Cape Cod Hospital in his cruiser, the statement said, and Lennon was later taken to Massachusetts General Hospital.

Both the injured trooper and Shields graduated in May from the 85th Recruit Training Troop, the state police’s most recent academy class.


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