2 arrested in shooting of LI boxer

Suffolk County police arrested two men today for shooting boxer Adam Willett, 28, earlier this month.

Darryl Austin, 18, and Rasalaam Jackson, 20, were arrested and charged with shooting Willett in the parking lot of a North Bellport shopping center on April 7. Both were charged with first-degree assault.

Willett was apparently trying to help two girls who were being bothered by a group of men at the shopping center when one of the men shot him and both men fled the scene, police say.

Willett's boxing coach says the girls were students at Bellport High School, where he worked as a security guard.

Willett is a well-known professional boxer and was an alternate at the 2008 Olympic Games.

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