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Bradley Dennis arrested on attempted murder charges in New Year's Day shooting, police say

Bradley Dennis, 29, of Long Beach, was arrested

Bradley Dennis, 29, of Long Beach, was arrested on Jan. 13, 2015 in connection with a double shooting on New Year's Day in Long Beach and was charged with two counts of attempted murder, police said. Credit: City of Long Beach Police Dept.

A Long Beach man charged two years ago with attempted murder was arrested again Tuesday -- this time in connection with a New Year Day's shooting that left two people wounded, Long Beach City police said.

Bradley Dennis, 29, surrendered after a Crime Stoppers alert was issued for his arrest, and he was held without bail after being arraigned in Long Beach City Court on two counts of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of first-degree criminal use of a firearm and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

Dennis is suspected of firing a semiautomatic handgun at two men about 3:40 a.m. on Sycamore Court, hitting one in the stomach and the other in the arm, police said.

The victims, who are half-brothers, ages 25 and 29, got into a vehicle, which was then pulled over by Long Beach police officers who had responded to the scene and noticed the vehicle leaving.

"It was just an argument over property," Lt. Eric Cregeen said. "It sounded like a cellphone and keys."

The victims and Dennis are Long Beach residents who knew each other, but details on what led up to the shooting were sparse, he said: "We don't have a lot of cooperation from the victims, unfortunately."

Police had gotten a tip Monday that Dennis would be surrendering. Instead, Dennis surrendered Tuesday morning at Nassau County District Court in Hempstead. It was not clear why he went to authorities there, Cregeen said. Nassau police then contacted Long Beach police, he said.

The gun has not been recovered, police said.

The wounded victims were taken to South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside. One has been released, but the condition of the other was not immediately available.

Police said Dennis is suspected in the shooting of another man on Nov. 3, 2012, also on Sycamore Court, in the parking lot of the Channel Park Homes. The victim was wounded in the left side of the chest, police said.

Dennis was charged with attempted murder, but six months later, on July 17, 2013, the case was sealed by Nassau County Court Judge Helene Gugerty, Cregeen said.

It was not clear why the case was sealed. A spokesman for the Nassau district attorney's office declined to comment.

Dennis, whose last known address was 550 National Blvd., has a felony convictions record that includes criminal possession of a weapon stemming from a 2004 arrest and criminal sale of a controlled substance after a 2006 incident.

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