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

(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.

An ariel view of the Manhattan skyline in New York, Friday, June 20, 2014.
An ariel view of the Manhattan skyline in New York, Friday, June 20, 2014.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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