Freeport Home Invasion Shooting Suspect Charged

A suspect wanted for shooting and wounding a 21-year-old woman in a Freeport home invasion last year has turned himself in, Nassau County police said.

Abram Owen was charged Monday with burglary, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, violation of probation and driving without a license.

Police said the 32-year-old Hempstead man and another suspect who had yet to be apprehended forced their way into a house on Rutland Road in Freeport, where Owens allegedly pistol whipped the victim at 11:29 a.m. April 10, 2013. The gun went off and shot the victim in the leg, police said.

“You’re not supposed to shoot her,” Owens’ alleged accomplice told the suspect before the duo robbed the victim and her friend and fled the scene, according to investigators.

The victim was treated for her injuries at a local hospital.

Owens’ friend told him about a Crime Stoppers flyer regarding the investigation, which prompted Owens to surrender himself to First Squad detectives this week, police said.

He will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead.