Armed man killed in shootout with law enforcement in Upper Manhattan

Armed man killed in shootout with law enforcement in Upper Manhattan

During an undercover cocaine operation in Upper Manhattan on Friday night, a gunman was shot and killed by police, according to police and sources.

Around 8:45 p.m., chaos broke out as members of a joint federal task force, which includes NYPD officers, attempted to carry out a controlled drug transaction at an apartment on Vermilyea Ave. near Academy Street in Inwood, according to police and law enforcement sources.

At least one of the suspects opened fire while the task team, which included state police and federal DEA officers, tried to arrest two males who resided on the first floor of the building, according to NYPD authorities at a press briefing.

Police said that when they fired back, one of them was hit. After the firefight, officers rushed outside the structure to call for help, and the other individual was brought into custody.

Authorities added that when the wounded suspect locked himself inside the apartment, hostage negotiation teams were dispatched to the location.

Armed man

At least one of the suspects opened fire while the task team, which included state police and federal DEA officers, tried to arrest two males who resided on the first floor of the building, according to NYPD authorities at a press briefing.

Police said that when they fired back, one of them was hit. After the firefight, officers rushed outside the structure to call for help, and the other individual was brought into custody.

Authorities added that when the wounded suspect locked himself inside the apartment, hostage negotiation teams were dispatched to the location.

Upper Manhattan guns

According to police, the detained suspect was transferred to a station house to be processed.

According to authorities, two guns were found inside the flat.

source:nsemwokrom.com