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MoBay gangster ‘King Evil’ killed in drive-by shooting

Published:Wednesday | October 25, 2017 | 10:04 PM
Lewis, 41, a resident of the volatile Canterbury community was shot dead shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

Omar ‘King Evil’ Lewis, one of Montego Bay’s notorious gangsters, has been killed in a drive-by shooting in  the Catherine Hall section of the western city.

The 41-year-old Lewis, a resident of the volatile Canterbury community was shot dead shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night.

He recently returned to Montego Bay after being released from the Horizon Adult Remand Centre, where he was detained following his deportation from the United States earlier this year.

Lewis, has a criminal history in the United States and has been deported on several occasions.

More than once, he was charged with murder by the local police, but was never convicted.

In 2008, Lewis made the police's most wanted list for the stabbing death of 23-year-old Oakley Richard Reid at a Montego Bay night club.

He fled the island after the incident, but was subsequently arrested on unrelated charges in the United States and jailed for six years.

Lewis' recent return to Montego Bay created anxiety as he was feared by many, including fellow gangsters.