Riverhead Woman Shot by Homeless Teen

A 17-year-old homeless man has been arrested for shooting a woman near her Riverhead home while the suspect was aiming at two men he was arguing with on Monday evening, authorities said.

Nathan Streit was in a dispute with John Gallo, 26, and Shane Sypher, 25, when Streit fired a shotgun at them, missed and pellets from one of the shots hit 52-year-old Sharon Gallo at 8:20 p.m., Riverhead Town Police said.

The alleged gunman fled the scene but K-9 officers tracked him to an Osborn Avenue residence, police said.

He was charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment. He will be arraigned at Riverhead Town Justice Court.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Peconic Bay Medical Center.