Southampton man convicted in fatal Shinnecock Reservation shooting

A Southampton man is facing at least 75 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a man who lived on the Shinnecock Reservation.

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2022, 2:33 AM

Updated 825 days ago

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A Southampton man is facing at least 75 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a man who lived on the Shinnecock Reservation.
Investigators say 44-year-old Michael Gaines attacked Mtundu Vanterpool at a gas station in 2019 and then later broke into his home and shot him three times.
Gaines was given 25-years-to-life for the second degree murder charge and 25 years each for two counts of burglary


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