Two Marshals And Cop Wounded In Manhattan Shootout

NEW YORK (AP) -

A fugitive task force and an assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said.

The wounded officers were in stable condition, Police Commissioner William Bratton and Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters.

“We pray everything we are hearing is true and that these officers will be OK in the long run,” de Blasio said.

The suspect was identified by federal and police officials as Charles Richard Mozdir, who was wanted in a California case. The shooting happened just after 1:00 p.m. in the West Village not far from New York University when a fugitive apprehension task force tried to serve a warrant to Mozdir, who was inside a smoke shop just north of a busy subway station.

A $1 million bench warrant was issued for Mozdir’s arrest on June 15, 2012, after he skipped an arraignment in San Diego Superior Court, according to Steve Walker, a spokesman for the San Diego County district attorney. He had posted $250,000 bail.

Mozdir’s case had recently been featured on CNN’s “The Hunt with John Walsh.”