Larry Davis was killed in a New York prison after being stabbed to death by another inmate. Davis made news back in 1986 when he wounded six cops in a shootout. It took authorities 17 days to locate and arrest Davis after the shootout. Cops had gone to his house, at the time of the shoot out, to arrest him in regard to killing five drug dealers.
Davis, who gained notoriety after wounding six New York police officers in a 1986 shootout, prompting a huge manhunt, has been stabbed to death in prison, according to US officials.
Davis was fatally wounded yesterday at about 7.30pm local time during a recreation break at Shawangunk jail, 80 miles north of New York City, according to a spokesman for the New York state prisons department.
Davis, 41, was stabbed repeatedly with a home-made metal blade in the arms, head, back, upper thigh and chest. Another inmate was being questioned over the killing, said spokesman Erik Kriss.
The crime Davis was serving time for, 25 years to life, was totally unrelated to the shootout he had with New York police officers back in 1986.
Davis changed his name to Adam Abdul-Hakeem back in 1989.
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