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Robert Burks fatally shot in North Bellport, police say

Suffolk County police homicide detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in North Bellport early Thursday.

Police said Robert Burks, 52, of North Bellport, was shot in front of a home in the 500 block of Bellport Avenue, north of Montauk Highway.

Fifth Precinct officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification at 12:54 a.m. and found Burks in front of the house. A police spokeswoman said the house was not Burks’ residence.

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