Rockland County

Suspect Shot During Drug-Related Investigation at Rockland County Hotel: Sources

While federal agents were in the hotel, a federal agent shot a man who is believed to be a suspect in the investigation, Clarkstown's mayor said

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A suspect was shot and injured by federal agents during a drug-related investigation and subsequent arrest at a hotel in Rockland County, law enforcement sources told NBC New York.

As part of a drug enforcement task force with the NYPD, agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at the Doubletree Hotel on Route 59 in the hamlet of Nanuet, according to law enforcement sources. While the agents were at the hotel, a suspect was shot, Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann said.

DEA Associate Special Agent Chris Roberts said the suspect was shot twice by an agent, in the leg and the shoulder, but is expected to recover. The shooting took place both inside and outside the hotel, officials said afterward.

Hoehmann told NBC New York that the Clarkstown Police Department was not involved in the incident, but were investigating following the shooting. The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear, but Hoehmann said that one of the agents may have been trying to make an arrest.

The DEA confirmed it was involved in the incident, and that two people, both men, were arrested. A gun was recovered at the scene, but it was not clear if the suspects had fired on the agents. No other bystanders were hurt during the shooting.

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