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Alleged Bank Robber Nabbed After NY Motel Shootout That Left Two Cops Helping in an FBI Drug Raid Wounded, Suspect Dead

The officers were helping the FBI execute a drugs-related warrant; it wasn't clear whose bullets wounded them

What to Know

  • Two police officers were shot during a drug warrant raid in Ardsley Monday night
  • The suspect is dead after an exchange of gunfire with multiple law enforcement agencies
  • The two injured cops, both sergeants, are expected to survive

An alleged bank robber was arrested following a motel shooting late Monday in Westchester County that ended with two police officers shot and another suspect dead, according to authorities.

The officers were shot while assisting the FBI with a drug warrant at a local motel, though both are expected to survive their injuries, authorities said.

The fray at the Ardsley Acres Motel started just after 10:30 p.m., where the FBI was serving a warrant with the help of multiple other law enforcement agencies.

According to Ardsley Police Chief Anthony Piccolino, the suspect came out of his hotel room as officers approached and started firing, leading to an exchange of gunfire that left the two cops hurt and the suspect dead.

The suspect was identified as 42-year-old Samuel Galberth of West Haven, Connecticut, according to the Westchester District Attorney's Office. The second man, who had been with Galberth in the motel, was arrested on another interstate warrant for bank robbery.

The New Haven Police Department in Connecticut has identified the man arrested as 55-year-old Darryl Donell Henry.

According to police, Henry has a New Haven robbery warrant and is a suspect in several bank robberies. 

Police also say that 26-year-old Jeffon Suggs, of New Haven, was found with Henry and Galberth. She was arrested for Connecticut warrants, police say.

Attorney information for Henry and Suggs was not immediately known. 

A law enforcement official tells NBC 4 New York, that investigators were serving a warrant to try to arrest Galberth in part because they wanted to get him into custody to see if he was connected to a past murder in Connecticut. The warrants last night were for different alleged crimes including narcotics and probation violation, according to the law enforcement official.

The two shot officers, both sergeants, are not from Ardsley's own force: one is from the Greenburgh Police Department, while the other is from Dobbs Ferry Police Department, according to the Westchester District Attorney's Office.

It was also not immediately clear, the chief said, whose bullets actually wounded them. 

Piccolino did add that it was the first time officers had ever been shot in Ardsley, a Westchester County village about 20 miles north of midtown Manhattan. 

The FBI is now actively processing the scene, and Piccolino insisted there was no ongoing threat to the public. 

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