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. (Read more shooting stories.)

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