Police identify man slain at Shinnecock reservation

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State police have identified the man who was killed by an apparent gunshot wound Friday morning on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.

Police say the victim was 43-year-old Mtundo Vanterpool. They say he resided on the reservation but was not a member.

Police are now asking for information on the location of 42-year-old Michael Gaines in connection to the case. They say they believe Gaines has information regarding the investigation. Gaines also lives on the reservation but is not a member, according to police.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 fast-cash reward for information within 72 hours that leads to an arrest in connection with the homicide, according to police. The number to call is 1-800-220-TIPS.

State police add that tips can be called into them at 631-756-3300.

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