Two U.S. Marshals & 1 NYPD Officer Shot In Manhattan [UPDATED 2:03PM ET]



2:03PM ET: Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that left the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police officer wounded.

The U.S. Marshals Service says it happened in the West Village when a fugitive apprehension task force tried to make an arrest.

The mayor and police commissioner say the suspect is dead.

The law enforcement officials’ exact injuries are unclear. Mayor Bill de Blasio says the three are stable and that, “We pray everything we are hearing is true and that these officers will be OK in the long run.”

Authorities say the suspect was wanted in a sexual assault case.

1:40PM ET: Two U.S. Marshals and 1 NYPD Officer have just been shot in Manhattan. The incident is at 177 West 4th Street and Jones Street. All three are being transported to Bellevue Hospital in unknown condition. Sources tell YWN that the perp has been shot dead.

Additional details will be published as they become available.

(AP / Chaim Shapiro – YWN)


  1. 2 marshals and 1 nypd officer that we know of were dispatched to deal with this person. who knows how many more resources were deployed. I am outraged at the disproportionate response employed here. I fully expect the white house to call mayor deblasios office and strongly urge them to make sure that there are only proportional responses going forward.