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New York City firefighter shot by gang member Garland Tyree identified as James S. Hayes


NEW YORK (AP) -- Fire Department of New York officials have identified the fire lieutenant who was shot and injured by a wanted gang member at the start of a six-hour standoff that ended in the ex-convict's death.

The fire lieutenant was identified Friday as 53-year-old James S. Hayes. He was shot in the left calf and buttocks.

Authorities say Garland Tyree was to be arrested for violating parole early Friday when he set a fire at his girlfriend's Staten Island home.

Tyree barricaded himself in the home and was killed in a gunfight with police.

Authorities say his mother was flown by helicopter from Delaware to Staten Island and spoke on the phone with Tyree during the standoff. They say he told her he would go outside just before he came out firing an assault rifle.

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