By Cedric Trahan –
At approximately 5:30 a.m. Friday morning, Andre Sterling, 35, a suspect wanted by the Massachusetts State Police was located by the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.
Sterling was wanted for the shooting of Massachusetts State Trooper, John Lennon on November 20, 2020. Sterling shot Trooper Lennon while he was conducting a motor vehicle stop in Hyannis.
Trooper Lennon was struck in the hand and in his torso and was transported to Cape Cod Hospital to be treated. He was later taken by MedFlight to Massachusetts General Hospital.
Trooper Lennon has since been released from MGH and continues his recovery at home.
Last week, arrest warrants had been obtained charging Andre Sterling with armed assault with intent to murder and related offenses for his shooting of Trooper John Lennon.
With intelligence gathered during an ongoing investigation, Andre Sterling was tracked to a location in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.
On Friday morning members of the U.S. Marshals with the New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force assisted by Massachusetts State Police Troopers from the MSP Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and the MSP Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office reponded to the location in the Wakefield section of the Bronx.
As Deputy U.S. Marshals entered the location they began taking fire, two Deputy U.S. Marshals were shot. Additional shots were fired and Andre Sterling was shot and killed.
An NYPD detective was also shot and they along with the both Deputy U.S. Marshals were taken to an area hospital to be treated.
The NYPD detective was shot in his leg, one Deputy U.S. Marshal was shot in the leg and the second Deputy U.S. Marshal was shot in his arm and leg.
This shooting appears to be a justifiable shoot however remains under investigation by authorities in New York City.