Suspect arrested in Brentwood slaying

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A 24-year-old Brentwood man has been arrested, charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a man last month outside a bar in Brentwood, police said.

Elvi Ruddy Portillo-Aguilar was arrested Monday in the shooting death of Edgar Perez-Avalos, 30, in the parking lot near Migueleno Sports Bar on Clarke Street in Brentwood on Aug. 18, Suffolk County police said.

Portillo-Aguilar was held for arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Central Islip.

Police said Perez-Avalos, of Chapel Hill Drive, Brentwood, was shot once during an altercation between "approximately five men" outside the bar.

His body was discovered by responding officers at 3:50 a.m.

It was not immediately clear what led police to arrest Portillo-Aguilar. Late last month police offered a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $5,000 for any information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the case.

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