At least two US marshals were shot dead early Friday morning in the Bronx during an operation, authorities said.
The shooting took place in the 47th Borough in the Wakefield neighborhood of the Bronx at 5:30 a.m., the New York Police Department said, adding that a suspect was shot.
Two or three US marshals were injured, police said. Their conditions were not immediately known.
The shooting erupted when the marshals attempted to serve a warrant at 4085 Ely Ave., according to NBC New York. Officers are said to be looking for Andre Sterling, a man wanted in Massachusetts for shooting and injuring a state soldier in November.
Mr. Sterling was seriously injured in the shooting, NBC New York reported. He said a total of three marshals had been shot – one in the arm and two in the legs – and were expected to survive.