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Suffolk police investigating fatal shooting in Wheatley Heights

Suffolk County police and the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance

Suffolk County police and the Wyandanch-Wheatley Heights Ambulance Corps responded to Little East Neck Road early Saturday morning for a man found with a gunshot wound. Credit: PAUL MAZZA

Suffolk County police are investigating the death of a Bronx man who was shot in Wheatley Heights early Saturday morning.

Police said a 911 call reported Frederick Delacruz, 30, lying on the side of Little East Neck Road between Charlestown and Westmore places shortly before 3 a.m.

Officers found Delacruz with a gunshot wound, authorities said. He was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or make anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 800-220-8477.

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