The suspect wanted in connection with shooting a trooper during a traffic stop in Hyannis last month was killed in a shootout with U.S. Marshals in New York early Friday, Massachusetts State Police said.
New York City police said at least two U.S. Marshals and the suspect, Andre Sterling, were shot in the Bronx around 5:30 a.m. Friday. Authorities said they had reason to believe Sterling was hiding at a building in the borough.
Four MSP troopers assisted marshals in serving warrants for Sterling, officials said.
Sterling was wanted on charges connected to a Nov. 20 traffic stop in Hyannis where he allegedly shot trooper John Lennon, 28, in the hand and then fled.
In a press release, the Barnstable County DA said Sterling suffered a fatal gunshot wound, while the three Marshals sustained injuries that weren’t considered to be life-threatening. Another suspect also was wounded.
The police department’s public information office referred a request for additional information by The Associated Press to the U.S. Marshals Service. No one was immediately available to comment at the Marshals’ office in New York City.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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