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Cops: Mastic Beach man shot, home robbed

Suffolk County police outside home on Monroe Drive

Suffolk County police outside home on Monroe Drive in Mastic Beach where an unidentified man was shot with a shotgun. (Aug. 30, 2012) Credit: James Carbone

Three masked men shot a Mastic Beach resident in the stomach and hand early Thursday after robbing his home, Suffolk police said.

The men went into a cottage in the backyard of a Monroe Drive house about 1:43 a.m., confronted a woman there and took "proceeds," police said.

As the robbers were leaving, a man who also lives in the cottage was walking toward the home. One of the masked men fired at him with a shotgun, police said.

The shooting victim was in stable condition Thursday afternoon at Stony Brook University Hospital, police said.

Police declined to say what was stolen.

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