Freeport Man Fired Gun Into Crowd, Missed, Cops Say


A teenager has been arrested for allegedly firing a handgun into a crowd of people during a heated argument about a mile from his Freeport home last month, Nassau County police said.

Nathanial Paulino was charged with criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief. No injuries were reported in the shooting.

Special Investigations Squad detectives said that the 18-year-old alleged gunman got into an argument with a group of men on North Main Street when he pulled out the gun and opened fire at 6:30 p.m. April 11.

Paulino and the group fled before the arrival of officers, who found two bullets struck a local delicatessen.

Paulino surrendered himself to investigators at the First Precinct station house this week. He will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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