Two men have been accused of robbing two alleged drug dealers, then firing gunshots at them after the accused robbers crashed their SUV during a chase in Central Islip, Suffolk County police said.
Guillermo Quinones, 24, of Pennsylvania, and 25-year-old Rene Barahona of Queens were each arrested and charged with robbery.
Police said the suspects met the alleged dealers to buy marijuana at Prospect Street and Ridge Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, then flashed a gun and stole the drugs from the other two men.
Quinones and Barahona fled in an Acura MDX but the alleged dealers followed suit in their Volvo S60 before the alleged robbers crashed their truck at the corner Suffolk Avenue and Allyn Drive, police said.
That’s when police said one of the suspects fired shots at the Volvo, but no one was struck, police said.
The investigation sparked a lockdown at nearby Central Islip schools and Long Island Rail Road train delays at the nearby Brentwood station.
Barahona was additionally charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance. He and Quinones are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.
Third Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this case to call them at 631-854-8352.