Shooting on Shinnecock Reservation Leads to Arrest
A Mastic man was arrested Saturday night after a shooting on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation, which is holding its annual powwow this weekend. No one was injured in the gunfire, state police said.
Troopers assigned to a security detail at the powwow heard shots fired nearby at about 8 p.m. They ran toward the sound and saw a man, later identified as Devon Trent, 23, fighting with other men.
Witnesses told police that Mr. Trent was holding a black semi-automatic gun and had fired one shot. After an unidentified man who was closest to Mr. Trent grabbed the weapon, a physical altercation occurred and a second shot was fired, the troopers said.
Witnesses told police the unidentified man ran from the area with the gun and that he was headed to security.
His identity and the location of the gun were still unknown as of Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Trent was charged with four felonies: criminal possession of a weapon in the second and third degrees, reckless endangerment in the first degree, and criminal possession of marijuana in the second degree. He was also charged with second-degree menacing, a misdemeanor.
The state police forensic identity unit responded and recovered two 40-caliber expanded casings and two 40-caliber rounds. The investigation is continuing.