Gunman killed in shooting with law enforcement in New York

A gunman was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers during a drug-related sting operation in Upper Manhattan Friday night, police and sources said.

Members of a joint federal task force, which includes NYPD officers, were attempting to execute a controlled drug buyout at an apartment on Vermilyea Ave near Academy Street in Inwood when chaos erupted around 8:45 p.m., it said the police and law enforcement.

The task force, also made up of state police and federal DEA agents, attempted to arrest two men, who lived on the first floor of the building, when at least one of the suspects opened the fire, NYPD officials said at a press conference.

NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey speaking to the press after a suspect was reportedly found dead in an incident where shots were fired at and by police before a suspect barricaded himself at inside an apartment on November 18, 2022.


NYPD Chief Jeffrey Maddrey speaking to the press after a suspect was reportedly found dead in an incident where shots were fired at and by police before a suspect barricaded himself at inside an apartment.

Police begin investigating the crime scene where the suspect barricaded himself in an apartment on November 18, 2022.


The police are investigating the crime scene.

The incident took place during a joint DEA, CBP, and NYPD operation on November 18, 2022.


Law enforcement returned fire, beating one of them, officers said. The other man was taken into custody as officers rushed out of the building after the shooting to call for reinforcements.

The injured suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment, prompting hostage negotiation teams to respond to the scene, police said.

Authorities attempted to contact the suspect, but were unsuccessful. After some time, officers were able to peek inside the apartment and saw the man lying on the floor next to a gun, police said.

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Two firearms were recovered after the November 18, 2022 shooting.
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EMS units responded, but the man had already succumbed to his injuries, cops said.

No law enforcement officers were injured, but those involved were taken to area hospitals for evaluation, police said.

It is unclear which agency or department fired the fatal shot.

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One of the suspects barricaded himself inside an apartment after gunshots rang out on November 18, 2022.


Police on site.

The identity of the suspects has not yet been clarified.


Police on site.

Police at the scene are investigating after the November 18, 2022 shooting.


The suspect who was arrested was taken to a police station for treatment, according to police.

Two firearms were recovered inside the apartment, police said.