Police – NBC New York

An undercover drug buy in Manhattan turned sour when a shootout between law enforcement and dealers left one of the suspects dead and the second handcuffed, sources told News 4.

The drug sting was being carried out by the NYPD, New York State Police and DEA members at a building in Inwood around 8:45 p.m. Friday, NYPD Patrol Chief Jeffrey Maddrey said during a briefing. a late night briefing. Members of the Joint Task Force entered the Vermilyea Avenue apartment for a controlled purchase.

Maddrey said the task force attempted to arrest two male suspects when one allegedly pulled out a gun and shot his limbs. The officers returned fire, hitting one of the two men.

“The task force members were able to immediately apprehend one man and returned fire to the other man,” the police chief said.

Members of the task force inside the building moved outside to call for reinforcements as the injured suspect barricaded himself, police said. Other law enforcement responded, including hostage negotiators.

The gendarmes tried to make contact with the injured shooter, but were unsuccessful. When officers were finally able to peek into the apartment, they found the man lying on the floor having succumbed to his injuries, Maddrey said.

Two weapons were reportedly recovered from the scene.

None of the officers who engaged the men were injured in the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.