Suspect Wanted in “Bling Bishop” Robbery Shot and Killed by U.S. Marshals in New Jersey Hotel

South Brunswick, New Jersey – U.S. Marshals fatally shot a suspect wanted in the 2022 robbery of the “Bling Bishop” in Brooklyn. Shamar Leggette, 41, was killed by law enforcement officers as he fired at them during an attempted arrest at the MHO Inn and Suites on US-1 in Monmouth Junction. A woman inside the hotel surrendered to authorities, but Leggette opened fire on deputy marshals during negotiations, prompting them to return fire and kill him.

The New Jersey State Attorney General’s Office is investigating the incident, which also involved South Brunswick police officers. Leggette was wanted for the robbery of Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead, who was robbed of $1 million of jewelry during a livestreamed sermon in July 2022. Two others were previously arrested in connection to the robbery, but Leggette had remained at large.

Sources revealed that Leggette was also wanted for additional crimes in Queens and Rhode Island. The shooting marks the end of a manhunt for a suspect linked to a high-profile robbery case that attracted widespread attention.

The incident highlights the risks involved in law enforcement operations targeting dangerous suspects, and it raises questions about the necessity of the use of lethal force in such situations. The details of the attempted arrest and the circumstances that led to the shooting remain under investigation by the authorities.

The case of the “Bling Bishop” robbery has drawn significant media coverage and public interest, and the news of Leggette’s demise brings a dramatic conclusion to the manhunt for the third and final suspect. The impact of the robbery on the Brooklyn community and the efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice have been ongoing since the initial incident in 2022.