Tyshaun Phillips
Tyshaun Phillips

A Bronx man has been arrested for firing a shotgun into a crowd of people at a Roosevelt Field Mall restaurant, injuring two, one of whom later died, Nassau County police said.

Tyshaun Phillips pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of second-degree murder, although Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and said additional charges are pending against the 21-year-old suspect.

Police said Phillips got into an altercation with other patrons when he opened fire at Mint Restaurant & Lounge on Ring Road outside Long Island’s largest mall in East Garden City in the early morning hours of Sunday, March 16.

One of the two victims struck by the gunfire, 21-year-old Emmanuel Barnett of Cambria Heights, later died of a gunshot wound to the head. A second victim, a 23-year-old man, suffered a leg wound.


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Timothy Bolger is the Managing Editor for the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.