Lowell Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of a police officer in the Dominican Republic. 

On Sunday afternoon, Lowell Police Detectives conducted surveillance in the area of Back Central Street looking for a known suspect who was reportedly dealing illegal narcotics. 

The suspect also had a warrant out through Interpol for the murder of a police officer in the Dominican Republic. 

Detectives located the suspect in a vehicle in the Central Plaza on Church Street. 

Upon seeing the detectives, the suspect accelerated, nearly striking the officers before speeding out of the lot onto Lawrence Street. 

Detectives followed the suspect into Dracut, where they were able to block the suspect’s vehicle and take him into custody at gunpoint. 

The suspect was found to be in possession of suspected crack cocaine. 

He was identified as Ramon Aguasviva-Mejia, 59 of Lawrence. 

He was charged with failing to stop for a police officer, unlawful possession of a Class B substance, operating to endanger, operating without a license and speeding. 

Along with the warrant from ICE and Interpol, he was found to have 17 aliases and outstanding warrants out of Suffolk Superior Court for drug distribution and Quincy District Court for felony assault. 

He was held overnight and is expected to be arraigned in Lowell District Court on Tuesday. 

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