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One Dead, One Injured, Three Arrested In FBI Bust

July 31, 1986

NEW YORK (AP) _ FBI agents shot and killed one of two men fleeing an undercover heroin buy after a car chase that ended with a two-vehicle pile-up, authorities said.

The second man was arrested after collapsing from his injuries.

Three other suspects in the drug deal were arrested, while at least one other suspect remained at large after the bust, officials said.

The slain suspect, who was not identified, was shot once in the head by an FBI agent as he fled the crash Wednesday evening, said police Inspector Nathan Markowitz and FBI spokesman Neil Herman.

Markowitz said FBI agents accompanied by an undercover city policeman arranged to met with a half-dozen suspects at the Market Diner, where they purchased a kilogram of heroin.

Three suspects were arrested in the diner; the others fled in two separate cars with police and the FBI in pursuit, he said. At an intersection, a car driven by FBI agents forced the car of the two drug suspects off the road and into a parked truck, Markowitz said.

The two suspects tried to flee on foot from their crushed car, but one collapsed of injuries suffered in the crash, he said.

An FBI agent fired one shot at the other suspect, killing him about 25 feet from the car, FBI spokesman Neil Herman said. Herman would not comment on whether the dead man shot at agents, but Markowitz said no weapons were recovered at the scene.

″Several other individuals are presently being questioned at this time and an additional vehicle is being sought in connection with this,″ Herman said.

He would not identify the agents or either of the suspects.

The injured man, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital, he said. Paul Simonetti, a hospital spokesman, said the man was being evaluated at the hospital, but that he had no other information.

No law enforcement officials were reported injured, Markowitz said.

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