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Roosevelt man charged with fatally shooting Freeport resident

Elliott Fortune, 18, of Roosevelt, is led out

Elliott Fortune, 18, of Roosevelt, is led out of Nassau police headquarters in Mineola on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Fortune is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a December 2014 shooting in Roosevelt that killed 21-year-old Sayvon Marcus Burt of Freeport, police said. Credit: Howard Schnapp

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.

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