Shamar Leggette, one of the suspects wanted in the 2022 robbery of Bishop Lamar Whitehead, was shot and killed by U.S. Marshals in New Jersey on Wednesday (January 24).
Leggette, 41, was inside the MHO Inn and Suites in Monmouth Junction when U.S. Marshals attempted to arrest him.
A woman inside of the hotel surrendered to authorities.
But, according to senior law enforcement sources, when federal agents tried to negotiate with Shamar Leggette, he came out shooting at deputy marshals.
They returned fire killing him.
Leggette was wanted for robbing Bishop Lamar Whitehead of $1 million in jewelry on-camera during a live-streamed sermon in July 2022.
Two men were previously arrested in the robbery, but Shamar Leggette was still at large.
Whitehead, who was dubbed “Bling Bishop,” was arrested by the feds in December 2022 for fraud, extortion, and giving false statements to the FBI.
Sources say Shamar Leggette was also wanted for attempted murder, robbery, and criminal use of a firearm in Queens and Rhode Island.
The New Jersey State Attorney’s Office is investigating the fatal shooting.
Source: NBC New York