Suffolk County police investigated the scene after they arrested a...

Suffolk County police investigated the scene after they arrested a Wyandanch man, who had been shot in the arm, for possession of drugs after he crashed his BMW into a tree on the South Service Road Sunday night. Credit: Stringer News Service

A Wyandanch man who was allegedly driving with a gunshot wound to the arm crashed into a tree and was arrested for possessing drugs, according to the Suffolk County Police Department.

The crash, of a 2011 BMW sedan Sunday at about 8 p.m. was on the South Service Road, east of Broadhollow Road in Melville, the department wrote in a news release.

After finding the crashed and abandoned vehicle, an officer searched for the driver, who had fled, using a police dog and found the man, later identified as Daquan Cannon, 31, about 40 minutes later.

"The canine was involved to search for the occupant(s) of the car, because there was no one in the vehicle when police arrived at the scene," according to emailed answers to questions sent to the department's press office.

Cannon is hospitalized at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the police press release.

The circumstances of who shot Cannon and why were not disclosed, but the shooting is under investigation, the police spokesman said.

The email did not answer how the police connected Cannon to the crash or where he was found.

Cannon also allegedly had a felony bench warrant out for his arrest on a charge relating to selling drugs, the spokesman said.

The drugs he allegedly possessed were cocaine, fentanyl and oxycodone. The email did not answer questions about where the drugs were found or the circumstances relating to their discovery.

He served years in prison for robbery, and had been imprisoned for three years and paroled in 2020 for attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance, according to state prison records. He also was sentenced in 2014 in Suffolk to 30 days in jail for resisting arrest, according to court records.

In connection with the drugs allegedly found on Sunday, Cannon was charged with several drug possession crimes, though not in connection with the crash. He is to be arraigned at a later date.

He could not be reached for comment.

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