2 US marshals, NYPD detective shot serving warrant

Gunfire rang out in West Village on Monday afternoon as 3 law enforcement officers attempted to serve a warrant on a suspect.

Two US 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 NYPD Detective was shot.


The officers were issuing a warrant to a suspect who was wanted in California. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Charles Mozdir who wanted by police in Coronado, California on child molestation charges.

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

He had been wanted since June 2012.

"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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