Cops: 2 arrested in North Amityville shooting


A man shot several times rang the doorbell of the North Amityville firehouse to get help, a fire official said. Photo Credit: Paul Mazza

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Two men have been arrested in connection with a North Amityville shooting over a disputed debt, Suffolk County police said Thursday.

After the shooting Monday at Bolden Mack Park on Great Neck Road, Troy Robinson, the victim, was taken by an acquaintance to the North Amityville Fire Department, police said.

Robinson was shot three times -- in the leg and side of his chest -- and rang the doorbell of the North Amityville firehouse to get help, a fire official said Monday.

Police in a news release Thursday said Robinson, 23, of Copiague, then was transported by fire department personnel to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was treated and released.

Dashawn Kee, 22, of 71 Maple Lane, North Amityville, and Kenyatta Weston, 19, of 80 Scudder Ave., Copiague, were arrested Wednesday, each on a charge of second-degree assault, police said.

At arraignment Thursday in First District Court in Central Islip, bail was set at $100,000 cash or $250,000 bond for Kee and $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond for Weston.

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Weston was represented by Legal Aid, which does not comment on cases.

Kee's attorney said the version of events laid out by police will be proven wrong once all the facts emerge. "I think it will be clear that he is not criminally responsible for anything in this case," Commack attorney Michael Alber said.

A police spokesman said Thursday that an investigation by the First Squad determined the men had a dispute about money; the two suspects owed the victim money for damage done to his car but then refused to pay him.

Robinson rang the doorbell of the firehouse at about 3:15 p.m., fire officials said.

"He had three bullets in him," First Assistant Fire Chief John Harley, who arrived just as Robinson was being placed in an ambulance, told Newsday on Monday.

The firehouse is at 601 Broadway, which is Route 110, several blocks from the park.

Two department members were in the firehouse when the injured man shouted, "I've been shot," Harley said.

Robinson was able to communicate, but needed care by an advanced emergency medical technician, Harley said.

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The Amityville Fire Department had one available and sent the EMT to assist the shooting victim, Harley said.

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