Homicide

Police: Barricaded man sets fire to house, shoots NYC firefighter who responds to blaze

  • New York City police officers with the strategic response unit embrace as they leave the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    New York City police officers with the strategic response unit embrace as they leave the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Cones marking bullet casings are seen near the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Cones marking bullet casings are seen near the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Investigators work near the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Investigators work near the scene of a standoff, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, in the Staten Island borough of New York. Garland Tyree, a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang who was to be arrested on parole violations when he shot a firefighter responding to a call of smoke coming from his girlfriend's home, died Friday in a gunfight with police after a six-hour standoff, two police officials said. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say a New York City firefighter has been shot in the leg by a man who barricaded himself inside a house, then set fire to it while authorities were trying to serve a warrant.

Police say it happened shortly before 6 a.m. Friday at a 2-story apartment house on Destiny Court in the Mariners Harbor section of Staten Island.

Police say U.S. Marshals were attempting to serve a warrant on the man when he set a fire and started shooting.

They say the 54-year-old firefighter was struck in the lower leg. He was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.

It's not immediately clear if anyone else was in the house. Police say it remains an active scene.