A building superintendent in Harlem was killed Monday morning by a stray bullet from a gunfight between police and a suspect.
The shoot-out at West 137th Street and Broadway began when a man began arguing with a cab driver and drew a gun, said a police spokesman.
As police on patrol observed the dispute, the gunman started firing at them, police said. The officers returned fire and struck the suspect in the leg.
The superintendent of a nearby building was caught in the cross fire, police said. It was unclear whether he was killed by police or by the gunman.
The names of the dead man and the suspect were not immediately released. The officers were treated for trauma.