A man wanted in connection with a homicide in New York City was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Paterson on Wednesday morning.
Malik Canty, 36-year-old, of New York, N.Y., was killed inside an apartment at 100 block of Hamilton Avenue at around 6:30 a.m.
Police responded to the apartment building at 146 Hamilton Avenue. Officials said the suspect had barricaded himself inside an apartment.
U.S. Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force members were trying to capture Canty on warrant for a criminally negligent homicide. He died at the scene.
Authorities said a loaded 9mm handgun was found near his body.
Canty was listed as “Most Wanted” in New York State. He is a known Bloods street gang member, according to New York authorities.
New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is conducting the investigation. State law requires the attorney general’s office to investigate fatal officer-involved incidents.
Updated 5:20 p.m.