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NYPD Flew In Suspect's Mother Before Staten Island Shootout

New York police said at a press conference Friday they negotiated with the suspected shooter for four hours before he was killed.

By Christian Bryant | August 14, 2015

New York City authorities said Friday they went so far as to fly a shooting suspect's mother from Delaware to Staten Island during a six-hour standoff that ended with the suspect dead and a firefighter recovering from gunshot wounds. 

The NYPD said the suspect, 38-year-old Garland Tyree, asked to speak to his mother and several family members and even promised to surrender before gunfire erupted. (Video via WNBC)

It all started when police tried to issue a parole violation warrant to Tyree at a home early Friday. New York police say that's when Tyree used a smoke bomb. When firefighters went to investigate, Tyree began shooting and hit New York City firefighter Lt. Jim Hayes, police say. (Video WNYW)

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"He was crawling on the floor. He actually had a conversation with Mr. Tyree, back and forth. ... When shots were fired, Lt. Hayes was shot two times," NY1 reporter Amanda Farinacci said

After four hours of negotiations, Tyree left the house in which he was barricaded and exchanged gunfire with police. Authorities haven't said if Tyree was killed by police or if he took his own life. (Video via WCBS

During a press conference, police said they found handguns, ammunition and the AK-47 Tyree used to fire at officers. Hayes, a 30-year veteran firefighter, is recovering from non-life-threatening injuries.  

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