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25 years later, fugitive returns to new YORK, is arrested

NEW YORK – A man who fled the country 25 years ago, while facing a prison sentence for attempted murder was arrested when he arrived at a New York City airport.

The Daily News, Freddy Guerra was taken into custody Tuesday night at Kennedy Airport. He had been living in the Dominican Republic.

Authorities say Guerra was 18 when he and two friends shot a hardware store owner in the borough of Queens in 1992, on the paint cans.

The owner survived, and Guerra pleaded guilty. He was released on $50,000 bond and skipped February 1993 court date. He was later sentenced in absentia to six years, to 18 years of prison time.

He remains in custody with a court date of the following month.

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Information from: the Daily News, http://www.nydailynews.com

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