Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini has announced the indictment of an East Islip man for allegedly fatally shooting a man outside of a bar in Central Islip.
Ismael Rodriguez-Rosado, is charged with Murder in the Second Degree, a class A felony, and two counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony.
“After allegedly shooting and killing the victim, this defendant attempted numerous times to evade detection,” District Attorney Sini said. “He allegedly fled police at every turn, leading law enforcement on a dangerous pursuit that only ended thanks to the brave, swift actions of the arresting officer. We will continue to work with the Suffolk County Police Department and all of our law enforcement partners to combat senseless gun violence in our communities and hold perpetrators accountable.”
At approximately 1:05 a.m. on Aug. 2, Rodriguez-Rosado became engaged in an argument with German Ariel Montes De Oca Ramirez, 31, of Bay Shore, outside of Mi Nuevo Encanto, located at 65 Carleton Ave. in Central Islip. The two were known to one another prior to the altercation.
Rodriguez-Rosado allegedly fired multiple shots with a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol, striking Ramirez. Ramirez was transported to South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead.
Rodriguez-Rosado allegedly fled the scene in a red Ford Edge SUV, driving southbound on Carleton Ave. He ultimately entered a gas station parking lot at the corner of Union Boulevard and Saxon Ave. in Bay Shore, where a Suffolk County Police officer in an unmarked vehicle attempted to block his exit. Rodriguez-Rosado allegedly struck the vehicle before continuing northbound on Saxon Ave.
The unmarked police vehicle followed Rodriguez-Rosado, who was allegedly driving erratically and at oncoming traffic while traveling southbound on Commack Rd. The unmarked police vehicle ultimately struck Rodriguez-Rosado’s vehicle on the rear driver’s side wheel, causing it to come to a stop. Rodriguez-Rosado was apprehended and arrested at approximately 1:20 a.m.
The semi-automatic pistol was located at approximately 2:55 a.m. by members of the Suffolk County Police Department’s Canine Section near 154 Moffitt Boulevard in Islip, approximately one mile away from where the defendant was apprehended.
Rodriguez-Rosado was arraigned on the indictment today in front of Suffolk County Court Judge Stephen Braslow and was remanded without bail. He is being represented by Richard Stafford and is due back in court on Sept. 21.
If convicted of the top count, Rodriguez-Rosado faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eric Aboulafia, of the Felony Offense Bureau’s Violent Crime Unit.
A criminal charge is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.