An ex-fugitive has admitted to fatally shooting a 50-year-old Setauket man who was a well-known equestrian and wounding another victim last year before leading authorities on a cross-country manhunt.
Brett Knight pleaded guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to second-degree murder, attempted murder, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.
Authorities have said that the 46-year-old gunned down Ross Reisner and seriously wounded Kevin Murray after firing gunshots through the window of Reisner’s Upper Sheep Pasture Road home at 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2013.
Two handguns were recovered from the scene, authorities said at the time.
Knight fled Long Island after the shooting on a motorcycle, but federal investigators apprehended him a month later in Seymour, Tenn., which is just south of Knoxville.
He will be sentenced Feb. 4 by Judge Richard Ambro.