Cops: Bay Shore man shot to death, found under bicycle
The body of a Bay Shore man who police said had been shot to death was found lying under a bicycle in the middle of a quiet North Bay Shore street early Thursday, Suffolk detectives said.
The victim, identified by police as Naim Isiah Al-Hakeem, 21, of Princeton Street, was discovered by a motorist who was delivering newspapers shortly before 5:35 a.m. on Manatuck Boulevard just north of Cedar Drive, said Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, commander of the Homicide Squad.
When briefing reporters shortly after noon Thursday, Fitzpatrick said he could not say how the victim had died because there were no obvious signs of trauma, but that an autopsy could help determine the cause of death.
A preliminary examination later that day by the Suffolk County medical examiner's office determined that Al-Hakeem had been shot.
Police had no suspects or motive for the killing.
The body was removed from the scene shortly after noon, but crime scene investigators continued to take measurements and place evidence markers near where it was found on the northbound side of Manatuck Boulevard. The scene was located a few blocks north of the Southern State Parkway.
When detectives and the Suffolk Crime Laboratory and Mobile Command Post trucks arrived at the scene earlier, Manatuck Boulevard was closed between Spur Drive North and Hemlock Drive.
The neighborhood is mostly residential, dotted with Colonial and cape-style homes.
Homicide Squad detectives ask anyone with information on the incident to call 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.
With Gary Dymski