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The NYPD said a suspect who shot at police in Harlem was found dead, with an apparently self-shot wound to the head.


According to department head Rodney Harrison, police from the warrant squad attempted to make the arrest around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, when the suspect opened fire from close range. An officer retaliated.

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The 23-year-old then locked himself inside an apartment on the fifth floor at 200 West 147 Street. An NYPD hostage negotiation team was called to the scene where they began a conversation with the suspect.

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Harrison said officers were able to look inside the apartment, where they found the suspect lying on the ground in the living room, motionless with a gunshot wound to the head.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Weapons have been recovered from the apartment.

At that time a woman was inside the apartment. His ties to the suspect were unclear. She was not injured. It was unclear whether she was in danger at any point.

Police were investigating the firing.

The area around Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and West 147th Street remained closed.

The suspect was originally wanted on charges of domestic violence criminal contempt felony and for another shooting.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.