U.S. Marshals, NYPD detective shot while serving warrant

Gunfire rang out in West Village on Monday afternoon as three law enforcement officers attempted to serve a warrant on a suspect.

Two U.S. Marshals and one NYPD detective have non-life threatening injuries. Police say one U.S. Marshal was shot in the stomach, while the other shot in the arm. It was not clear where the detective was shot.


The officers were issuing a warrant to a suspect who's been wanted in California since June 2012. The suspect, identified as 32-year-old Charles Mozdir, is wanted by police in Coronado on child molestation charges.

The shooting was inside the Smoking Culture NYC on west 4th street.

"The three members who have been wounded were members of a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, led by the U.S. Marshals office, part of a national effort that we have NYPD officers assigned," NYPD Police Commissioner William Bratton said.

The suspect was killed on the scene and a weapon was recovered, Bratton said.

The officers were transported to Bellevue Hospital.

West 4th Street is mostly a residential street with businesses on the bottom of the buildings.
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