03/23/2001

Officers kill man in shootout: NYC

By Brian Harmon Daily News Staff Writer
March 21, 2001, Wednesday Sports Final Edition
Copyright 2001 Daily News, L.P.
Daily News (New York)
March 21, 2001, Wednesday Sports Final Edition

(NEW YORK) -- An armed Ridge man wanted for numerous speeding violations died at his home yesterday in a shootout with Suffolk police. When officers showed up at the home of Joseph Fields on Monday evening at 8 p.m. with nine warrants for his arrest, the 46-year-old greeted them at the front door with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Twelve hours, several tear gas bombs and two gunfire exchanges later, Fields was shot dead in a bedroom of his home on Newcomb Trail.

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