US Marshals in NYC Shootout; Suspect Wounded

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 11:54 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Federal authorities say a fugitive wanted for nearly two decades on drug charges was wounded during a shootout with U.S. marshals who tracked him down in Queens, New York.

The shooting occurred when a team of marshals and New York Police Department officers tried to arrest Oswald Lewis at about 11 p.m. Tuesday at an apartment in a neighborhood near John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Authorities say Lewis was armed with two handguns and wearing a bullet-proof vest when he fired several rounds at the officers moments after they entered the apartment. The team returned fired, hitting Lewis in the arm before he surrendered.

The 44-year-old Lewis was wanted on federal and state cocaine trafficking charges in Virginia and North Carolina. The name of his attorney was not immediately available.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

9 Days In, No Contact with Trooper Slaying Suspect

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 10:11 AM

 . . .

Feds Censure Local Police as Pentagon Hands Out Lethal Weapons

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 07:55 AM

A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Just . . .

Huge Northern California Wildfire Keeps Growing

Sunday, 21 Sep 2014 07:15 AM

As an expanding wildfire in Northern California kept nearly 3,000 people from their homes, teams sought to find out how  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved