July 26, 2013

Suspect in shooting of NYC officer nabbed in Maine

The Associated Press

AUBURN — A man wanted in connection with the July Fourth shooting of a rookie New York City police officer has been captured in Maine.

Federal, Maine and New York law enforcement authorities apprehended Michael Faison in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant in Auburn on Wednesday.

The Sun Journal reports that the 21-year-old Faison was held at the Androscoggin County Jail on a fugitive charge, pending extradition to New York.

It could not be determined whether he has a lawyer.

New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly previously said Officer Jamil Sarwar was in Brooklyn late on the holiday responding to reports of a shooting at a housing project when he was shot in the leg. He was hospitalized and survived.

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)