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Two involved in attempted murder-suicide in Centereach identified, cops say

The two people involved in a fatal shooting outside a Centereach residence Tuesday night in what police believe was an attempted murder-suicide have been identified.

Erick Horton, 48, of Coram, and Stacy Rountree, 48, of Coram, have been identified as the two found in the vehicle on Tuesday. Horton died of his injuries and Rountree remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, police said.

Detectives say they believe Horton shot Rountree before shooting himself.

Horton was pronounced dead at Stony Brook University Hospital, where Rountree remains.

The two were found inside a Kia Soul parked in the driveway of a North Washington Avenue house, police said. Rountree was behind the wheel, and Horton was in the passenger seat, police said.

A gun was recovered in the vehicle, police said. The two have no connection to the house where it was parked.

Officers from the Sixth Precinct were dispatched about 8 p.m. Tuesday after a 911 caller said both occupants appeared to be injured.

Sixth Precinct detectives ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8652.

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