Scumbag Wanted in Mass Trooper Shooting is Killed in Shootout with U.S Marshalls…Two Marshalls Shot…
The suspect wanted for the shooting of a Massachusetts State Trooper on the Cape two weeks ago was shot and killed in a shootout with U.S. Marshalls this morning in the Bronx. Police have been searching for 35-year old Andre Sterling since he was alleged to have shot Trooper John Lennon during a traffic stop in Hyannis on November 20th.
According to the post on the Mass State Police Facebook page, Marshalls acted on intelligence that the Sterling was held up in a Bronx apartment. A raid on the apartment took place at 5:30 this morning. An exchange of gunfire ensued that left the perp dead and two U.S. Marshalls shot. The injuries to the Marshalls are believed to be non-life threatening.
Law enforcement was out in force this morning for the raid. In addition to the U.S. Marshalls, Mass State Troopers from the Fugitive Apprehension Section and from the State Police Detective Unit were also at the scene.
The manhunt has been underway since the 20th when Trooper Lennon was shot after conducting a motor vehicle stop in Hyannis. He was struck in the hand and in his torso. After being treaded Cape Cod Hospital he was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital and released days later. Trooper Lennon continues to recover.
An arrest warrant was posted for Sterling charging him with armed assault with intent to murder and related offenses. Sterling was also wanted in Wyoming on narcotics charges.
Facebook post by the Mass State Police is below...
Suspect Wanted for Shooting Trooper, Tracked to NY, Killed in Shootout
Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, Massachusetts State Police Colonel Christopher Mason, Barnstable Police Chief Matthew Sonnabend, and the United States Marshals Service (USMS) announce that suspect ANDRE STERLING (dob: 10-2-85), wanted for the November 20, 2020 shooting of an Massachusetts State Police Trooper, was recently tracked to the Bronx borough of New York City.
At approximately 5:30 AM today members of a USMS New York/New Jersey Task Force went to an apartment in the Bronx, where intelligence suggested Sterling may have been present.
Preliminary investigation indicates there was an exchange of gunfire. Two Deputy Marshalls were shot, and Sterling was killed.
The two Deputy Marshals suffered injuries believed to be non-life threatening.
Four Massachusetts State Police Troopers — two members of the Department’s Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section and two members from the State Police Detective Unit for the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office — were present at the scene of this morning’s operation. The Troopers were maintaining a perimeter to ensure the safety of the public.
Last week, District Attorney O’Keefe, Colonel Mason, and Chief Sonnabend announced that arrest warrants had been obtained charging STERLING with armed assault with intent to murder and related offenses for his shooting of Trooper John Lennon late on the night of November 20, 2020.
Trooper Lennon was shot after conducting a motor vehicle stop in Hyannis. He was struck in the hand and in his torso and was treated at Cape Cod Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Trooper Lennon was released from MGH several days later and continues his recovery.
The shooting incident remains under investigation by authorities in New York City. No further information about today’s incident is being released at this time.