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Nassau PD: Great Neck man who shot at neighbors' homes with pellet gun arrested for a second time

Authorities say Mitchell Levy was initially arrested for shooting through windows of homes on Somerset Drive South while residents slept inside.

News 12 Staff

Jan 22, 2024, 4:16 AM

Updated 176 days ago


The Great Neck man who police say shot a pellet gun into his neighbors' homes was arrested again on Sunday.
The second arrest of Mitchell Levy happened 48 hours after the alleged incident in which he caused thousands of dollars' worth of damage at the University Gardens neighborhood early Friday morning.
Nassau police say Levy was charged in the most recent arrest with menacing and reckless endangerment.
Levy's attorney, Greg Grizopoulos, told News 12 he was addressing his mental health after the first arrest.
Grizopoulos spoke with News 12 after this second arrest and said another family member was at Levy's home Sunday afternoon helping to clean up when they got into a verbal argument.
"The family member, out of an abundance of caution, and I think based on the interaction that the two had, called the police to see if they could help get him to a mental health facility," Grizopoulos explained.
Levy was arrested on Friday after a standoff with police.
He is charged with criminal mischief, menacing a police officer, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
A surveillance video from Friday morning appears to show Levy pointing a high-powered pellet rifle at two neighbor's homes on Somerset Drive South. The 36-year-old then appears to proceed to damage property all while shooting through several windows of the homes where residents were sleeping inside.
Neighbors were under lockdown for hours on Friday.
While inside his home, police say Levy raised and aimed what appeared to be a rifle at a detective.
He was taken into custody some 12 hours after the first home disturbance.
"It's quite a shock when something like this happens. It's not normal," said Steven Perlman, president of the University Gardens Property Owners Association.
Nassau police say Levy will be arraigned when it is medically practical.

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