Drug Suspect in Police Shooting Dies

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011  |  Updated 12:20 PM EDT
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Drug Suspect in Police Shooting Dies

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The suspect shot in the stomach by a police officer Tuesday afternoon has died.

Police say the shooting was the result of a drug arrest gone awry.

Undercover police were trying to arrest a 23-year-old suspect when another man tried to grab the detective from behind and place him in a chokehold.

The detective struggled with the two men before firing a round from his weapon, striking the 43-year-old man in the stomach, police said.

The younger man fled into a building on Post Avenue but was later apprehended, according to police.

The 43-year-old was taken to Harlem Hospital and died Wednesday.

The detective was treated for neck and shoulder injuries. 

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