Man Arrested In Parkway Shooting

MELVILLE, New York, August 14

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

A Melville man was arrested last week after firing two shots into a vehicle on the Southern State Parkway in Suffolk County, police said.

According to New York State police, Joe Nunez, 25, on Aug. 5 aimed and fired at a vehicle occupied by a Brooklyn man whose name was not released. However, police said that Nunez and the man had a prior “dispute” that caused the altercation. It was not disclosed when the altercation occurred.

The first shot Nunez fired struck the victim in the shoulder, with the second hitting the driver’s side door, police said.

Following the incident, the New York State Police Valley Stream BCI arrested Nunez, and he was arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Aug. 6. Nunez faces charges of first-degree assault, second-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held on $300,000 bond or $150,000.

Nunez’s attorney, Brian Trodden, declined to comment Monday.

Originally published: Long Islander News: Half Hollow Hills (Thursday, August 14, 2014;  A3)

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