A fugitive killed in a shooting involving U.S. marshals and police in the West Village today was wanted for child molestation. He was profiled just last week on CNN's "The Hunt," the show where John Walsh tries to catch suspected criminals. Charles Mozdir, 32, had been on the run since 2012.
According to The New York Times, two U.S. marshals and one NYPD detective were shot and rushed to Bellevue hospital from a smoke shop on West 4th street after trying to serve Mozdir with a warrant. As of now, their injuries aren't life-threatening.
Mozdir was accused in two different child assault cases. From "The Hunt":
He is considered a threat. "Certainly I believe that he is out there right now harming children and harming other people, I absolutely believe that," said Steve Jurman, a supervisory deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service. Mozdir was last seen in San Diego by his sister with his dog, a black lab named Lucky. He has search and rescue and EMT training, and may be able to live off the land for extended periods of time.
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