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Metro 15 Arrest: Jamil Lewis

Lewis is the fourth offender from the original Metro 15 to be arrested.

December 19, 2019

Albuquerque Police Department officers arrested Jamil Lewis, 21, a wanted gang member who was on the Metro 15 list. He is the fourth offender from the original Metro 15 to be arrested, and he is also considered a repeat offender in the ALeRT program.

APD’s Gang Unit on Wednesday received valuable information on Jamil Lewis’s whereabouts. Lewis has been wanted for multiple Felony warrants since September 2019. The Strategic Criminal Intelligence Unit was called to assist in the apprehension of Lewis. They conducted surveillance and located Lewis at 2501 Cuatro Milpas SW. Detectives arrested Lewis and booked him into MDC without incident.

“The Metro 15 operation is about bringing all hands on deck for a crackdown on offenders like this who perpetrate violent crime in our city and need to be brought to justice,” Mayor Tim Keller said.

Chief Mike Geier said APD is committed to tracking down violent offenders like Lewis and work with prosecutors to build the best case against him.

“We are prepared to do everything possible to help prosecutors ensure these offenders face the consequences for the violence they are inflicting in our community,” Chief Geier said.

The Metro 15 Operation is a targeted component of Mayor Keller’s Violence Intervention Program – a proactive effort to attack violent crime from all sides.

The Metro 15 is a working list of the top 15 violent crime offenders in Albuquerque identified by the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office, the state Office of Superintendent of Insurance, and APD.

Lewis has six felony arrests for Aggravated Assault (Deadly Weapon), Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon), Assault With Intent to Commit a Violent Felony Attempt to Commit a Felony, to wit: Armed Robbery, Burglary of a Vehicle, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault (Deadly Weapon), Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Assault, Conspiracy to Commit Aggravated Battery (Deadly Weapon), Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery, Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Damage to Property (Over $1000), Conspiracy to Commit Racketeering (Conduct or Participate), Conspiracy to Commit Receiving/Transferring Stolen Motor Vehicles, Conspiracy to Commit Shooting at a Dwelling or Occupied Building, Conspiracy to Commit Shooting at or from a Motor Vehicle (Great Bodily Harm), Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Evidence, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Criminal Damage to Property (Over $1000), Possession of a Controlled Substance (Narcotic Drug), Possession of a Firearm or Destructive Device by a Felon, Racketeering (Conduct or Participate), Receiving or Transferring Stolen Motor Vehicle, Receiving Stolen Property, Receiving Stolen Property - Retain (Over $500 but not more than $2,500), Shooting at Dwelling or Occupied Building, and Shooting At or From a Motor Vehicle (Great Bodily Harm).

Lewis has been booked into Metropolitan Detention Center. He will appear before a District Court Judge in the near future.

As part of the Analysis-Led Recidivism Team (ALeRT), the Albuquerque Police Department collaborates with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office, Rio Rancho Police Department, New Mexico State Police, New Mexico Probation & Parole, the FBI and the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office to achieve a high rate of prosecution in addressing community concerns of crime and disorder.