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Freeport shooting suspect's bail set at $200G

Abram D. Owens, 32, of Hempstead., turned himself

Abram D. Owens, 32, of Hempstead., turned himself in after a friend saw an alert and a photograph of him online in a Crime Stoppers release, police said. He is charged with robbery, assault, burglary and other charges, police said. (Jan. 13, 2014) Credit: NCPD

A Hempstead man wanted in a Freeport shooting surrendered to Nassau County police Monday -- the same day a friend told him that he was identified in a Crime Stoppers alert, First Squad detectives said.

Abram D. Owens, 32, of 54 Maple St., turned himself in after a friend saw the alert, including a photograph of Owens, online in a Crime Stoppers release, police said.

Owens is charged with three counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, two counts of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

He also is charged with violating probation and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, police said.

Owens was remanded on $200,000 bail, cash or bond, at his arraignment Tuesday in First District Court in Hempstead. He is scheduled to be back in court on Jan. 16.

Police said on April 10, 2013, Owens and another man forcibly entered a Rutland Road home where they were confronted a woman, 21, and her friend, another woman, 22.

Owens, armed with a silver revolver, struck the 21-year-old woman in the nose with his gun, causing the weapon to fire and wounding her in the leg as she fell, police said. The victim required several surgeries and skin grafts, court papers said.

Owens's accomplice -- still being sought by police -- then said, "You're not supposed to shoot her," before leaving the house, police said.

Owens confronted the second victim when she came down the stairs, court papers said.

He then forced both women upstairs at gunpoint, took the victim's house phone as well as a cellphone, then also fled.

The shooting victim was taken to a hospital where she was treated, police said.

With Darran Simon

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