Glen Cove Fugitive Apprehended After Year and a Half Pursuit

Man wanted in 2012 shooting arrested in Brooklyn Wednesday.

John Lembo. Credit: Glen Cove Police.
John Lembo. Credit: Glen Cove Police.
A fugitive wanted for attempted murder in a July 2012 shooting was apprehended by the long arm of the law on Wednesday.

On July 12, 2012 shots rang out at 246 Glen Street when police say John Lembo, 47, fired on two victims, hitting one in the neck and causing extensive internal injuries. Lembo left the area immediately after the incident and couldn't be located –up until now.

Glen Cove Police Detective Chris Albin, investigating the case with the New York/New Jersey- U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force, located and arrested Lembo in Brooklyn on Wednesday after a year and a half pursuit.

Lembo was charged with two counts of second degree attempted murder, second degree criminal possession of a weapon and first degree criminal use of a firearm. He was arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in Hempstead.


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