Two men are under arrest in the shooting on a Flanders street that left a 36-year-old man critically injured Wednesday afternoon.
The victim was shot outside his home on McKinley Street at about 3 p.m. yesterday. He was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital where he remains in critical condition following emergency surgery, according to Southampton Town Police.
Police arrested Kwame Opoku, 32, of Overlook Drive, Mastic Beach and Emmanuel Coleman, 34, of Mill Road, Riverhead in connection with the attack.
Opoku and Coleman were stopped on Flanders Road near Spinney Road after the shooting yesterday when Southampton Police observed them driving in a white Chrysler sedan, a vehicle matching the description of one that fled the scene of the shooting prior to police arrival.
Opoku was charged with assault in the first degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, criminal use of a firearm in the second degree, and reckless endangerment in the first degree, police said. Coleman was charged with assault in the first degree and was also arrested on a warrant for violation of parole, police said.
Southampton police said in a press release that Opoku had been involved in a “verbal altercation with the victim earlier in the day which led to the assault at McKinley Street.”
Opoku and Coleman were held overnight at Southampton Town Police headquarters and will be arraigned in Southampton Justice Court in Hampton Bays this morning, police said.
Police and ask that anyone with information on any criminal activity call the Southampton Town Police at 631-728-5000, the Southampton Town Detective Unit at 631-702-2230, or the Crime Hotline at 631-728-3454, or email [email protected]
All calls will be kept confidential, police said.
Editor’s note: A criminal charge is an accusation. By law, a person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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