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Apr 22, 2009 11:20 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Police arrest suspect in Flanders shooting

Apr 22, 2009 11:20 AM

With the help of the New York City Police Department, Southampton Town detectives on Wednesday arrested a suspect living in Brooklyn for a shooting that took place on Albany Avenue in Flanders last summer.

Town Police said on August 11, at around 5:30 a.m., 19-year-old Jonathan Givens, then living in Flanders, fired a single blast from a shotgun at close range into the chest, arm and stomach of Tereso Delgado, 45, while he was taking out his garbage before leaving for work.

Mr. Delgado was rushed to Stony Brook University Hospital where he underwent extensive surgery. Police said Mr. Delgado has since returned to his Flanders home, but did not provide details on his recovery. Attempts to contact Mr. Delgado were unsuccessful.

According to police, Mr. Givens apparently did not know Mr. Delgado. Detectives working on the case said they do not know the motive behind the shooting. According to Detective Sergeant Randy Hintze, town detectives are working on several theories, none of which have been substantiated.

Beyond that, the department is not commenting, Detective Sergeant Hintze said.

Through the subsequent investigation, town detectives were able to identify the shooter and later discovered that he was living in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, though police would not give further details on how they located Mr. Givens. Aided by Brooklyn’s North Narcotic Unit and 83rd Precinct officers, Southampton Town Detectives said they were able to apprehend Mr. Givens without incident before transporting him to the detention facility in Southampton.

Mr. Givens was charged with assault in the first degree, criminal use of a firearm in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, all felonies. He was arraigned in Southampton Town Justice Court on Thursday, April 16, and entered a plea of not guilty, according to Detective Sergeant Hintze. He was remanded to the Suffolk County Jail in Riverhead where he is now being held in lieu of $500,000 bail bond or $100,000 cash.

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Idiots like this need to sent away for a long, long time. Iam affraid judges dont see it the way the community does. He'll be back because of State & Federal mandates about over-crowding and political pressure from the bleeding heart liberals, who still believe in rehabilitation.
By nazz (22), Flanders on Apr 17, 09 10:24 PM

How does shooting a man in the chest not constitute Attempted Murder?
By Blackjordan (15), Sag Harbor on Apr 18, 09 11:13 AM
See !!! Let this serve as a warning to all you other people who have to make a lot of noise putting out your garbage in the morning - I'm trying to SLEEP !
By Bill in Riverhead (190), Riverhead on Apr 19, 09 8:13 AM