Good Evening
Good Evening
Long IslandCrime

Cops: Gunshots at Farmingville home prompt raid, arrest  

Suffolk County police at the scene on Horizon

Suffolk County police at the scene on Horizon View Drive in Farmingville, where a homeowner and two home invaders exchanged shots during a robbery attempt Friday morning. Credit: Barry Sloan

A Farmingville resident and two home invaders fired shots at one another Friday during an attempted robbery that prompted officers to raid the house later and arrest the resident, Suffolk County police said. 

The robbers kicked in the front door of a Horizon View Drive home shortly after 2 a.m., displayed a gun and demanded drugs and cash from homeowner Sukhman Janjua, 21, according to Sixth Precinct detectives.

Janjua fired a shotgun at the robbers, who fired their gun as they ran off, one bullet hitting Janjua's house and another bullet hitting a neighbor's house, police said.

No one was injured, but detectives recovered drugs at the scene, police said. 

After the shooting, police, armed with a search warrant, seized cash, heroin, marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms, oxycodone pills, crack cocaine and the shotgun used in the Friday morning shooting, detectives said.

Janjua was arrested and charged with one count each of second-degree, third-degree and fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; two counts of fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; three counts of seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance; and second-degree possession of marijuana.

He was held overnight at the Sixth Precinct for arraignment Saturday.

Sixth Precinct detectives ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8635 or Crime Stoppers at 800-220-TIPS.

Latest Long Island News