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Arrest in shooting of teen at Huntington Station party

Saheam King of Wyandanch was arrested by Suffolk

Saheam King of Wyandanch was arrested by Suffolk County police in connection with the shooting a 16-year-old girl in the leg on July 11, 2010, following a party in Huntington Station. King, 19, was charged with assault and reckless endangerment. (July 19, 2010) Credit: Suffolk County Police Department

Suffolk Police Sunday arrested a Wyandanch man they said shot a 16-year-old girl after a Huntington Station party near a parking lot at Jack Abrams School last weekend.

Saheam King, 19, of 15 Levey Blvd., shot the girl in the leg at 1:25 a.m. July 11 near the parking lot on Tower Street, close to Allison Court, police said.

Det. Sgt. Steven Bluethgen said King was arrested without incident in Wyandanch early Sunday.

King is charged with second-degree assault and first-degree reckless endangerment, police said. He is to be arraigned today at First District Court in Central Islip.

The shooting was the latest of several violent crimes near the school that have led some Huntington parents to call for its closing. After a shooting March 11 a block away during school hours, Huntington Superintendent John Finello said the area's safety was compromised.

Witnesses told police that the party was breaking up after a handful of small fights when someone fired shots, sending partygoers fleeing.

The girl was treated for a nonlife-threatening leg wound at Huntington Hospital.


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