Police: Man arrested for attempted murder following altercation in Lynbrook
Police say they have arrested a man for attempted murder in connection to a December shooting that happened in Lynbrook.
According to detectives, Vincent T. Lynch, 36, of Jamaica, and the male victim, 27, were passengers sitting inside a gray colored sedan parked in front of 710 Merrick Road when a physical altercation ensued.
During that altercation, police say Lynch pulled out a firearm and shot the other man.
Chief Brian Paladino with the Lynbrook Police Department tells News 12 that Lynch and the other man arrived together at the gas station and when the shot was fired, they both left the scene.
According to court documents, the victim was shot in the stomach and the bullet exited through his buttocks.
Paladino says they were made aware of the shooting around 4 p.m. in the afternoon the day after the shooting because the victim was at Jamaica Hospital with a gunshot wound.
The receipts and vehicle description led police to investigate the gas station.
On Monday around 9 p.m., detectives responded to the NYPD 107th Precinct and arrested Lynch.
Lynch is charged with attempted murder in the second degree, assault and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon.
Police say Lynch was previously arrested in Queens and charged with robbery on Nov. 9, 2022. He was released without bail and was scheduled to return to Queens County Court February 2023.
Lynch was arraigned Tuesday in Hempstead.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges he is facing.
Lynch was held without bail. Two orders of protections were issued for the victim and a witness.
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