Bronx man charged with harboring fugitive, making false statements in connection to shooting that injured 2 US Marshals
Prosecutors say a Bronx man is charged with harboring a fugitive and making false statements in connection to a shooting last week that injured two U.S. Marshals.
The acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York said in a press release Monday morning that 35-year-old Grant Grandison is accused of making false statements to federal agents and harboring or concealing a person from arrest. Prosecutors allege that Grandison allowed the suspect the shooting, Andre K. Sterling, to stay at his Bronx apartment.
As News 12 has reported, Sterling had been wanted for a November shooting that injured a state trooper in Massachusetts. He was fatally shot in the confrontation last week with US Marshals and authorities.
In a statement, Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said, “As alleged, Grant Grandison’s conduct led to the horrific shooting of two Deputy United States Marshals who were just doing their jobs in attempting to arrest Andre K. Sterling, a man wanted for a violent felony. We are lucky that more law enforcement officers were not injured during the shooting, and it appears that both injured Marshals will recover. Grandison is now charged in federal court for his serious crimes. Our Office remains committed to defending our brave law enforcement partners, who risk their lives every day to keep New Yorkers safe.”
NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said: “By misleading federal agents, as alleged, the defendant led them into a violent attack. The ensuing shooting not only injured two Deputy U.S. Marshals but is an assault on society. I commend the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York for answering it with these federal charges.”
Grandison is charged with one count of making false statements to a federal agents and one count of harboring or concealing a person from arrest, each of which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.