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Suffolk police investigating shooting death in Patchogue

Suffolk County police investigate after a man was

Suffolk County police investigate after a man was found fatally shot on Maple Avenue in East Patchogue early Thursday morning. Credit: Stringer News Service

Fifth Precinct officers responding to an early morning 911 call found a man dead in the courtyard of a Patchogue apartment complex Thursday — the victim of “an apparent gunshot wound,” police said.

Suffolk County police identified the victim as Earle Foster, 52, of Hempstead.

Police said Foster was discovered by the officers in the courtyard of the Maple Tree apartments at 3:05 a.m., but did not release additional details.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to all them at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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