2 US Marshals, officer hurt in shootout with sex assault suspect

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NEW YORK — A suspected sex offender was killed Monday in Manhattan while police were attempting to arrest him on child molestation charges, according to two New York City law enforcement sources.

Two U.S. Marshals and a New York City police officer were also wounded during the attempted arrest, a law enforcement official said.

Charles Mozdir, 32, had been sought by authorities since June 2012, according to PIX11.

The wounded officers — all of whom were part of a U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force — were transported to Bellevue Hospital, New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening.

Mozdir had recently been featured on CNN’s “The Hunt,” hosted by child-safety advocate John Walsh.

CNN contributed to this report.


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