Man Fatally Shot in Mastic


Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man that occurred in Mastic last night.

Seventh Precinct officers responded to 195 Poospatuck Lane at 9:27 p.m. after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot. When officers arrived, they discovered Umar Elquhir outside the home with a gunshot wound.

Elquhir, 45, of North Bellport, was transported to Long Island Community Hospital in Patchogue where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.