Relative outraged over Grucci plea deal in shooting case

A member of the famous Long Island Grucci fireworks family received a plea deal for shooting his grandson, but the victim's father says he is

NORTH SHIRLEY - A member of the famous Long Island Grucci fireworks family received a plea deal for shooting his grandson, but the victim's father says he is outraged over the outcome.

Joseph Grucci, 70, is out of jail after he admitted to shooting his 20-year-old grandson, Christopher Giresi. Police say he was wounded twice with a 20-gauge shotgun at Grucci's North Bellport home.

Giresi's father, Dominick Giresi, says the deal makes no sense and that District Attorney Thomas Spota is taking the case too lightly. Spota earlier this week said the decision not to impose further jail time on Grucci was made partly by his grandson.

According to Dominick Giresi, his son has been in and out of consciousness and is in no condition to make decisions involving the case.

Christopher Giresi is still recovering at Brookhaven Medical Hospital and likely faces months of rehab at another facility.

Grucci faces formal sentencing in Riverhead next Friday.

Police: Member of Grucci fireworks family man shot grandson

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 1 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
According to police, a neighbor spotted Pedro Serrano 2 2 men arrested, accused in Merrick home burglary
Residents on Lawrence Lane and Buena Vista Avenue 3 Lawrence residents claim tractor trailers destroying neighborhood
If approved, concession stands on the boardwalk 4 Plan to allow alcohol sales on Long Beach boardwalk up for vote
The plan could delay the opening of new 5 Mangano eyes housing at site of new Coliseum

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE