Guyanese fugitive arrested in NY after shootout with US marshals

An alleged Guyanese drug smuggler, who has been on the run for over two decades in the United States, was on Tuesday night arrested in New York following a shootout with US marshals.

The New York Daily News reported that Oswald Lewis, 44, has been wanted since he was indicted for conspiracy to distribute cocaine in April 1991 in Virginia. He was about to turn into bed around 11pm on Tuesday, wearing a bullet-proof vest and with two handguns on his pillow in a Springfield Gardens apartment when the authorities barged in. He opened fire immediately and marshals returned fire and wounded him in the left hand.

Lewis nevertheless managed to flee to the backyard, where he fired on New York Police Department (NYPD) detectives serving as back up. He fired about a dozen shots …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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