Cops: Homeless teen arrested after firing shotgun
A homeless teen was arrested Monday night and charged with assault, reckless endangerment and weapon possession after he fired several rounds from a shotgun during a dispute in Riverhead, injuring a woman, police said.
The incident occurred at 8:20 p.m. at a home on Raynor Avenue, Riverhead police said. The woman, identified as Sharon Gallo, 52, of Riverhead, was struck by pellets from a shotgun blast and was taken by the Riverhead Town Volunteer Ambulance Corps to Peconic Bay Medical Center for treatment of what police called "non-life-threatening injuries."
Nathan Streit, 17, was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.
Arraignment details were not immediately available.
Streit was involved in a dispute with John Gallo, 26, and Shane Sypher, 25, both of Riverhead, and during the argument fired at them with a shotgun -- missing the two, but striking Sharon Gallo, police said.
Streit then fled, police said, but was tracked to a home on Osborn Avenue with a police K-9 Unit. State Police assisted in the investigation.