Detectives Charge Brooklyn Man, Marcus Lewis, 32, with Murder from Fatal 2010 Shooting in West Babylon
January 23, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk Police have arrested a man in connection with the death of Michael Anderson of West Babylon in 2010. After nearly a four-and-a-half year investigation, Homicide Squad detectives yesterday arrested Marcus Lewis, 32, of Brooklyn, and charged him with Murder 2nd Degree.
According to police, Michael Anderson, 30, and a friend were walking back to the Stone Hedge Pub, located at 713 Sunrise Highway, West Babylon, after purchasing cigars at a nearby gas station at approximately 2:20 a.m. According to Anderson’s friend, someone in a vehicle that was parked on the Sunrise Highway Service Road in front of the pub called Anderson by his nickname. The victim walked behind the vehicle as his friend entered the pub. The friend heard a gunshot and went out to find Anderson lying on the service road with a gunshot wound to his head.
Marcus Lewis, 32, of Brooklyn was charged with Murder 2nd Degree and is scheduled to be arraigned today January 23, 2015 at First District Court in Central Islip. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.
Anderson was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was listed in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead from his injuries.
Lewis will be held overnight at the Fifth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned today, January 23, 2015 at First District Court in Central Islip.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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