Man Wanted For Shooting Trooper Killed In Separate Shootout With Marshals

By Jason Hall

December 4, 2020

The man wanted in the shooting of a Massachusetts trooper during a traffic stop in Hyannis last month was reportedly killed during a shootout with U.S. Marshals in New York early Friday (December 4) morning.

Andre Sterling, 35, was recently tracked and located at an apartment in the Bronx borough of New York City, according to a Massachusetts State Police news release. U.S. Marshals went to the apartment at approximately 5:30 a.m. and there was an exchange of gunfire.

Two deputy Marshals were shot and Sterling was killed. The two Marshals are reported to have experienced non-life-threatening injuries.

Four Massachusetts State Police Troopers were present at the scene during the shootout. The troopers maintained a perimeter to ensure the safety of the public, according to the news release.

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Last week, the Massachusetts State Police Department announced arrest warrants had been obtained charging Sterling with armed assault with intent to murder and related offenses in relation to the shooting of Trooper John Lennon on November 20, 2020. Trooper Lennon was shot during a traffic stop in Hyannis, which included injuries to his hand and torso.

Lennon was treated at Cape Cod Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, before being released several days later and continuing his recovery from home.

Friday's shooting incident remains under investigation by authorities in New York City and no additional information was available as of Friday morning.

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