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A sheriff's deputy and a police officer were killed after shots were fired as they investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle in Salina, New York, officials confirmed, ABC News reported.

The fallen officers, later identified as Syracuse Police Department Officer Michael Jensen and Lt. Michael Hoosock with the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office, were among a group of investigators looking into the vehicle that allegedly fled from officers at a traffic stop hours earlier, according to Syracuse Police. Investigators tracked the car to a residence at Darien Drive. 

When they entered the address, a suspect opened fire, leading to a firefight between officers and the suspect, according to the police.

Christopher R. Murphy, 33, the alleged suspect, was struck and killed, according to police.

Jensen and Hoosock were transported to the hospital, where they were pronounced deceased, police said.

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