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(RNN) - A New York City police sergeant is dead and another is wounded after a shootout with a suspect in the Bronx on Friday, The New York Times reports.

The sergeant who died, Paul Tuozzolo, 41, was shot in the head. He and Sgt. Emmanuel Kwo, who was shot in the leg, were taken to Jacobi Medical Center. Kwo was listed in stable condition, the department tweeted. 

The two officers were responding to a report of a home invasion, the CBS station in New York reports. The suspect fled the residence and was tracked down by police a few blocks away.

When the sergeants approached the car the suspect was driving, the suspect shot one officer in the face.

A preliminary count indicates more than 20 shots were fired in the exchange with the suspect.

The suspect, Manuel Rosales, 35, who was armed with multiple weapons, was shot and killed. 

The shooting seems to be unrelated to a stabbing of three to five people at the New Brunswick campus of Rutgers University. The two locations are 50 miles away from each other.

Earlier this week, a man shot and killed two officers in Iowa in separate locations.

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo praised the officers as heroes. 

"Today, a sergeant in the New York City Police Department has made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty, and another officer is undergoing treatment," he said. "My deepest sympathies are with the families of the officers involved in today's tragedy in the Bronx, and with Commissioner O'Neill and the NYPD as they cope with the loss of one of their own." 

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