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Trio Charged With Brentwood Fatal Shooting

Randis Peralta
Randis Peralta

Three men have been indicted for allegedly shooting two men during a fight outside a bar in Brentwood last year, killing one of the victims, a 47-year-old man, Suffolk County prosecutors said.

Randis Peralta and Brandon Solar, both 23 of Brentwood, and 30-year-old Donald Bangs of Bay Shore pleaded not guilty Wednesday at Suffolk County court to charges of manslaughter, gang assault and gun charges. Peralta also pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.

Prosecutors said the trio was involved in gunning down Cleon Norwood, who was shot in the stomach at 4:45 a.m. on Sept. 21, 2013 in the parking lot of the Aura Lounge. The victim died of his wounds at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore in February.

Judge William Condon set bail for Peralta at $1 million cash or $2 million bond. Bail for Bangs and Solar was set at and $500,000 cash or $1 million bond. They are due back in court Jan. 12.

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