2 US marshals recovering, NYPD detective released from hospital after Bronx shootout

Two U.S. Marshals were expected to remain in the hospital overnight after an early morning shootout Friday in the Bronx with a suspect, who was killed in the confrontation.

News 12 Staff

Dec 5, 2020, 1:48 AM

Updated 1,327 days ago

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Two U.S. marshals were expected to remain in the hospital overnight after an early morning shootout Friday in the Bronx with a suspect, who was killed in the confrontation.
They are expected to make a full recovery.
The suspect, 35-year-old Andre Sterling, was accused of shooting a state trooper in the hand last month during a traffic stop in Hyannis, Massachusetts, according to a law enforcement official who was not authorized to discuss the incident publicly. The official spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity.
One marshal was shot in the arm in the shooting, which happened at around 5:30 a.m. The other was shot in both his arm and leg. They are recovering at New York City Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and were expected to stay overnight.
One marshal went into surgery and is doing well, and the other was undergoing evaluation and X-rays. Both are expected to be OK.
An injured NYPD detective left the hospital Friday afternoon and was transferred elsewhere as members of the U.S. Marshal Service cheered.
A U.S. Marshal Service spokesperson on scene said the detective is a member of the U.S. Marshals New York and New Jersey Task Force, which helped track down Sterling.
U.S. attorney Andrew E. Lelling issued a statement on the shooting and said in part, "At a time of constant, opportunistic, and absurd anti-police rhetoric, this is today's reminder of the sacrifices law enforcement officers make every day to keep us safe.”
According to the Detective Endowment Association, they were issuing a warrant Friday morning in that shooting. The detective was helping the two marshals get to safety when he was injured, according to the organization.
Calls were made the U.S. Marshals Service seeking comment.


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