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Wyandanch Murder Suspect Nabbed in Fla.

Boyd Holland
Boyd Holland

U.S. Marshals have apprehended a Copiague man wanted for fatally shooting a 35-year-old man in the victim’s hometown of Wyandanch two years ago, Suffolk County police said.

Boyd Holland was arrested in Orlando, Florida and was returned Tuesday to Long Island, where is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

Homicide Squad detectives said the 22-year-old suspect shot and killed Eric Brooks at 11:34 p.m. on May 9, 2012.

Police had said that officers responding to a 911 call reporting gunshots fired when, upon arrival, they found the victim suffering from a bullet wound to the abdomen in the backyard of a house on North 22nd Street.

Brooks had been taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, where he was pronounced dead.

Holland will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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