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Suspect killed in shooting by undercover officer during drug sting

A suspect was killed in a shootout by an NYPD undercover officer during a drug sting Friday night around 8:45 p.m.

The New York Post reports that the sting was fentanyl-related and occurred “in an apartment on Vermilyea Ave near Academy Street in Inwood.”

The sting also included federal personnel – agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration – and was an attempted arrest of two men, at least one of whom shot members of law enforcement.

Security forces returned fire, injuring one of the two men.

The injured “barricaded himself inside the apartment” for some time and then died inside the apartment. The second suspect was taken into custody.

CBS New York quoted NYPD Patrol Chief Jeffrey Maddrey as saying, “As the task force members attempted to make the arrest, at least one of the men pointed the gun at them and shoot on it. Members of the task force were able to immediately apprehend one man.

Police found two firearms inside the apartment.

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