Jury convicts longtime fugitive who shot at law enforcement

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Posted: Mar 11, 2016 7:01 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a longtime fugitive who was wounded during a shootout with police and deputy U.S. marshals in New York City.

U.S. Attorney Robert L. Capers announced the Thursday conviction of Oswald Lewis on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and related crimes.

Lewis, who was wearing body armor, shot at law enforcers at an apartment near Kennedy Airport in August 2014. They returned fire and hit him in the arm.

Lewis, who used numerous fake names, had been wanted for more than two decades on federal and state cocaine trafficking charges in Virginia.

A month before that shooting, a fugitive from California was killed after he wounded an NYPD officer and two deputy marshals during a shootout in New York's West Village.