The North Amityville man charged in connection with a fatal shooting outside a Masonic lodge over the weekend may have had a decadeslong feud with the victim and his brothers, his defense attorney said Monday.
Jakyma Bunn, 38, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Louis Wilson of Kansas City, Mo., outside the Hollywood Lodge No. 92 in North Amityville early Saturday.
Wilson, 44, was shot in the chest, and his brothers -- Shaun Wilson, 37, and Junious Wilson, 38, both of North Amityville -- each were shot in the legs, but survived.
The shooting occurred after a "large fight" involving five men outside the lodge, Suffolk County police said.
Bunn's attorney, Robert Macedonio of Central Islip, said his client had to have his head stapled after he was assaulted by the Wilson brothers shortly before the shooting Saturday.
An unnamed fourth man who police said suffered minor injuries was also a brother of the Wilsons, Macedonio said.
Police said Bunn suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the fight. He was arrested Sunday night shortly after he was discharged from Southside Hospital, Macedonio said.
Louis Wilson was a North Amityville native who was visiting family on Long Island at the time of the shooting, a relative has said.
Macedonio said Bunn had been involved in a long-standing feud with the Wilson family, and had been shot by one of the Wilson brothers "some time ago."
According to court documents, Bunn told police, "I had to shoot them. They were going to [expletive] me up."
Bunn, who also faces assault charges in connection with the shootings of the other Wilson brothers, is being held without bail and is due back in court Thursday.