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Teen arrested in shooting during home robbery, say cops

Gaven Benson, 16, of Middle Island, was arrested

Gaven Benson, 16, of Middle Island, was arrested Friday, July 3, 2015, on charges including robbery and assault two days after he robbed a Kings Park woman while he was a guest at her home and shot another guest in the leg, Suffolk police said. Credit: SCPD

A 16-year-old who robbed a woman while he was a guest at her Kings Park home and then shot another guest has been arrested, Suffolk police said.

Police said Gaven Benson was at Amal Cummings' home on Old Dock Road to help her move on Wednesday when he pointed a gun and demanded money from Cummings and her friend, Henry Wrobel, 29, of Brentwood. Cummings, 30, gave Benson money, and Benson shot Wrobel once in the leg and fled the home about 11:15 p.m., police said.

Wrobel was treated at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center in Smithtown and later released, police said.

Fourth Squad detectives arrested Benson, of Middle Island, on Northridge Drive in Coram about 4:45 p.m. Friday after an investigation, police said.

Benson was charged with second-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree attempted robbery and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He is being held overnight at the Fourth Precinct and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Saturday.

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