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New York City homicide suspect killed in Paterson shooting involving U.S. Marshals officers

By Jonathan Greene
Published: July 8, 2020

Malik-Canty

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.


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