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Cops: Man arrested in Christmas shooting in Medford

The Christmas Day shooting on Cedarhurst Avenue in

The Christmas Day shooting on Cedarhurst Avenue in Medford appears to have been a robbery attempt, police said. (Dec. 25, 2013) Credit: James Carbone

A Bridgehampton teenager has been arrested in the shooting death of another teenager in Medford on Christmas, Suffolk police said Friday.

Brandon Davis, 19, was charged with second-degree murder in the killing of Taleik Bristel, 19, of Patchogue, who was shot dead at an auto repair and restoration shop called Whitestar MTR on Christmas morning.

Police said they responded at 3:30 a.m. to a 911 call reporting that two masked men had entered Whitestar MTR on Cedarhurst Avenue. The pair demanded money and shot four people, police said.

Bristel was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The three other victims were taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue. Two men were shot in the back, and a woman was shot in the abdomen, said Det. Lt. Jack Fitzpatrick, commander of the Homicide Squad.

The victims were "all social acquaintances," Fitzpatrick said.

Further information about the arrest was not immediately available.

Davis is to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.

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