June 28, 2013 - Shirley, NY - Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident that left a Shirley man dead after he shot at police.
Seventh Precinct police officers were called to 163 Carlton Drive East in Shirley after neighbors heard a man yelling and firing a weapon. When police approached the rear of the home, a man came to the door armed with a shotgun and began firing at the officers. The officers returned fire and took cover.
The man retreated into the house and several minutes later he exited the home by the front door and fired a rifle at officers in the street. Officers returned fire and struck the shooter who was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooter, who was wearing a helmet and a ballistic vest, had fired at least 15 rounds at police.
Detectives believe they know the identity of the shooter but have not yet been able to locate next of kin.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call theHomicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.