A Roosevelt man was charged Friday in the December shooting death of a 21-year-old Freeport man in Roosevelt, Nassau County police said.
Elliott Fortune, 18, of 51 E. Pennywood Ave., Roosevelt, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree attempted robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was scheduled for arraignment Saturday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Police said the victim, Sayvon Marcus Burt, was shot multiple times at about 4:15 p.m. Dec. 20, 2014, in an alley near the intersection of Park and Lakewood avenues. The county's Shot Spotter system, an acoustic gunfire surveillance monitor, picked up the sounds of gunfire and a 911 call soon followed reporting a shooting.
The investigation is ongoing. Police asked anyone with information regarding the crime to please contact the Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
No further details on the shooting or the arrest were immediately available.