An armed man was killed during a shootout with law enforcement officers who were conducting an undercover drug operation in Upper Manhattan Friday night, sources said.
Federal agents and NYPD officers were trying to execute a controlled drug buy at an apartment on Vermilyea Ave near Academy Street in Inwood when two suspects inside opened fire around 8:45 p.m. police sources said.
Law enforcement returned fire, fatally striking one of them, sources said. The other man was taken into custody.
No law enforcement officers were injured. It’s unclear which agency or department fired the fatal shot.
Sources said two guns were recovered from the scene.