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A deputy U.S. Marshal is in critical condition Tuesday after a man opened fire on him and two other officers in St. Louis. The suspect in the shooting was killed after a standoff with police.

A spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service, Jeff Carter, said two deputy U.S. marshals and one task force officer were shot in a gunfight at the property earlier Tuesday.

Carter said previously that one of the deputy Marshals “succumbed to his wounds and passed away.” He later retracted the statement, saying the agent remains in “critical condition.”

The Marshal‘s family was en-route to the hospital, he said.

St. Louis police confirmed that a “male suspect is deceased.” The statement did not explain how the man was killed.

Fox2Now.com reports that the shooting occurred around 6:50 a.m. local time. A witness told the station that the deputy marshals showed up at the suspect’s door to take him into custody when he opened fire on them.

The suspect then told his sister he was “going out in a body bag,” according to the witness.

Another witness said three children inside the home were taken to a neighbor’s house before the incident occurred. She said police told her there was a warrant for the suspect’s arrest.

 

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