Keeping Boston Safe: BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Arrests Dangerous Felon Wanted Out of North Carolina on Gun-Related Charges and Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree

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Keeping Boston Safe: BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit Arrests Dangerous Felon Wanted Out of North Carolina on Gun-Related Charges and Attempted Murder in the 1st Degree: After a far-reaching investigation, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit with help from the US Marshals Service located and arrested 36-year-old Allen Lewis who was wanted in connection to an attempted murder which occurred in early May of 2018 in Kingston, North Carolina. During that incident, the suspect left a man struggling for his life after shooting him multiple times.

Earlier today, at about 2:00pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018, members of the BPD’s Fugitive Unit observed the suspect sitting in a parked car in the area of 85 Stoughton Street in Dorchester. When officers moved in to take the suspect into custody, a brief struggle preceded his arrest. Once in custody, a search of the suspect’s vehicle enabled officers to locate and confiscate a loaded 9mm Ruger firearm.

Officers arrested Allen Lewis and charged him with the Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Being a Fugitive from Justice. Upon his return to North Carolina, the suspect will be charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and Discharging Firearm into an Occupied Vehicle.

Said Commissioner William Evans, “I want to thank my officers for their never-ending efforts to protect and serve the citizens of our city. Thanks to their undeniable courage and bravery, a brazen felon, an individual most assuredly considered armed and dangerous, is behind bars awaiting his return to North Carolina after mistakenly believing he could run, hide and find refuge in a city that has long stood strong against gun violence and those who think it’s okay to fuel it.”