Oheka Castle shooting: Key people and places
Gary Melius, a major political fundraiser and owner of Oheka Castle in Huntington, was shot in the head on the grounds of the estate-turned-wedding-venue on Feb. 24, 2014 by a masked gunman, Suffolk police said.
Despite being shot in the head, Melius recovered during the months after the shooting, while the case remained unsolved six months later.
Gary Melius, owner of the Oheka Castle, is shown in Huntington.
A photo from surveillance video of the Feb. 24, 2014 shooting of politically influential developer Gary Melius at the Oheka Castle shows the "older model, light-colored four-door Jeep Grand Cherokee" in which the shooter fled, Suffolk police said.
Suffolk County Police block the gate to Oheka Castle Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Huntington.
Suffolk County Police block off entrance to Oheka Castle at West Gate Drive where the owner was reportedly shot Monday afternoon around 12:30 p.m. in Huntington, N.Y. on February 24, 2014.
A Suffolk police car is seen outside the entrance to Oheka Castle in Huntington on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, a day after owner Gary Melius was shot in the head by a masked gunman in the venue's valet parking area.
A Suffolk County police patrol car in front of the entrance to Oheka Castle in Huntington on Feb. 26, 2014.
Speaking publicly on March 10, 2014, for the first time after he was shot by a mysterious gunman three weeks earlier outside Oheka Castle in Huntington Station, major political donor and developer Gary Melius said: "I want you to know that I'm healing, getting better, and I'm looking forward to just starting over again."
Oheka Castle owner Gary Melius attends the funeral Mass for Antoinette D'Amato, mother of former Sen. Alfonse D'Amato, at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Island Park on Monday April 28, 2014.
Gary Melius, owner of Oheka Castle, during a fundraising event put on by the Friends of Oheka Castle on June 11, 2014.
Gary Melius checks his cell phone at Oheka Castle in Huntington on the afternoon of August 6, 2014.
Gary Melius, in good spirits, jokingly puts on an army helmet with his name stenciled on it in his office at Oheka Castle in Huntington on the afternoon of August 6, 2014.
Gary Melius stands on the stairs at Oheka Castle in Huntington on the afternoon of August 6, 2014. Earlier this year Melius survived being shot, outside of the castle which he owns.