For Immediate Release
Saturday, March 05, 2022
Incident: Man Injured in Off-Duty Officer Involved Shooting While Breaking into Residence
Location: 5th Ave., West Babylon
Date/Time: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at approximately 3:30 a.m.


Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident during which a man was attempting to burglarize a residence and was shot by the homeowner, an off-duty officer, in West Babylon early this morning.


A man was breaking into a residence located on 5th Ave. at approximately 3:30 a.m. The homeowner, an off-duty NYPD detective, shot the suspect.


The man was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.


Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.




Authority: Rodney K. Harrison, Police Commissi 22-138983
Suffolk County Police Department

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