Copiague, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – Suffolk County Police First Squad detectives are investigating the shooting of a man outside a convenience store in Copiague Monday.
Demetrie Breland was sitting on the side of Speedy Mart, located at 2225 Great Neck Road, when a man approached him and shot him in the groin at 11 a.m. Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned Hispanic man, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, was wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and dark pants and had a gold and silver handgun. The suspect fled on foot on Dante Avenue.
Breland, 20, of Westbury, was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip for treatment.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.