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New Hero Search Charles E. Lewis ("Jack") - Mar. 16, 1962 (18115)

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East St Louis IL Police Dept. Patch
Resided: IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Mar. 16, 1962
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 49 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: East St. Louis Police Dept.
East St. Louis, IL   USA
County: St. Clair
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IL   USA   Fri. Mar. 16, 1962
Summary: Detective Sergeant Charles Lewis was shot and killed after he and another officer responded to a robbery call at a local drugstore.

The officers arrived moments after the suspects fled the scene. As they searched the area they located a suspicious vehicle a few blocks away occupied by three men.

When the officers approached the car they observed one man holding a revolver and ordered him to drop it. Another occupant attempted to flee and exchanged shots with Sergeant Lewis, fatally wounding him. The shooter was found minutes later an a nearby home with a gunshot wound to his leg. The other two were apprehended later that day.

Sergeant Lewis' killer was convicted of his murder and sentenced to 80 to 125 years in prison November 7, 1962.

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