2 Police Officers Shot, Suspect Killed In Ardsley Drug Bust

Ardsley Acres Motel
Photo credit Sean Adams

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Two police officers were wounded, with the suspect dead, in a drug bust in Ardsley.

Ardsley Police Chief Anthony Piccolino said that local officers were helping the FBI take down a drug suspect barricaded at a local motel at about 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Piccolino said, “As the officers approached the motel a suspect came out of the room and engaged the officers in gun fire.”

The wounded officers are expected to recover.

A vest stopped a bullet from hitting a Greenburgh sergeant in the chest, a source told WCBS 880's Sean Adams.

A Dobbs Ferry officer took a ricochet to the leg.

In the early morning, the parking lot at the Ardsley Acres Motel was still littered with dozens of small orange cones and evidence markers.

So far, no other information has been released about the 43-year-old suspect that was killed.

The single-story attached motel units run right along Saw Mill River Road near the New York State Thruway.

Thankfully, no other injuries from all the flying bullets have been reported.

Police had never been shot in Ardsley, a small town in Westchester, and the events were quite a shock to residents.

“Very quiet, peaceful, out of the way. It's one square mile,” a resident told WCBS 880.

Piccolino said they've requested the FBI take over the investigation.