Gunman Dead in NYC Firefight, 3 Officers Shot
They were reportedly trying to apprehend fugitive when he shot
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2014 1:23 PM CDT
An ariel view of the Manhattan skyline in New York, Friday, June 20, 2014.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – A gunman is dead after a firefight inside a Greenwich Village smoke shop today, the New York Post reports. Two US Marshals and an NYPD detective, all of whom were working as part of a fugitive task force, were shot as they tried to apprehend a fugitive behind the counter at Smoking Culture around 1pm. "It appears the injuries to the officers are not life-threatening, but we are waiting for more information," Mayor Bill de Blasio says, according to the Wall Street Journal. WPIX 11 says the now-dead fugitive was a sex-assault suspect.

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Jul 29, 2014 1:59 AM CDT
Another gun nut who thought he could express himself.
Jul 28, 2014 7:43 PM CDT
There is no mention that the gunman was a homosexual molester and that he was shot in a homosexual neighborhood. Apparently the directives from National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) to suppress negative homosexual stories is in full effect. How about a little actual journalism to determine if his homosexual friends helped him avoid the law.
Jul 28, 2014 7:34 PM CDT
I'm sorry to hear that a violent fugitive wounded three law enforcement officers. I hope they recover fully. No way could I step up every day and do what they do, but I'm glad there are those willing and able to do it.