Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy D. Sini has announced the guilty plea of a Bloods gang member to assault and weapons possession charges in connection with a 2020 shooting at a bar in East Patchogue.
Adonis Pamphile, 24, of Central Islip, pleaded guilty to Assault in the First Degree, a class B felony; Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a class C felony; and Assault in the Second Degree, a class D felony. Pamphile has been identified by law enforcement as a member of the Bloods street gang.
“This incident began with a bar fight that quickly escalated to a life-threatening situation when the defendant opened fire on patrons exiting the establishment,” District Attorney Sini said. “Law enforcement worked tirelessly to identify and locate this individual, and to ensure he was held accountable for his reckless, dangerous actions. We have zero tolerance for gun violence, particularly at the hands of gang members, and will continue to target the criminals driving these crimes in our community.”
On Oct. 24, 2020, Pamphile was at Buen Ambiente, located at 466 East Main Street in East Patchogue, when he became engaged in a physical altercation with several other patrons. He exited the bar and retrieved a .40 caliber handgun from the trunk of a white sedan in the parking lot. At approximately 1:30 a.m., Pamphile fired several shots from the parking lot toward the back door of the bar, striking two bystanders. Pamphile then fled the scene in the sedan.
One victim, who was shot twice in his legs, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital for treatment of serious injuries. The other victim, who was struck once in the leg, was transported to Stony Brook University Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Following an investigation by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office’s Enhanced Prosecution Bureau and the Suffolk County Police Department’s Fifth Squad, Pamphile was identified as the shooter. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on Nov. 24, 2020.
Pamphile is scheduled to be sentenced by Acting Suffolk County Supreme Court Justice Richard Horowitz on Nov. 3. Pursuant to the plea agreement, he faces a sentence of eight years in prison and five years of post-release supervision. He is being represented by George Duncan.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Laura Sarowitz, of the Enhanced Prosecution Bureau.