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School Bus Hair Pulling Led to Shooting, Cops Say

An alleged gunman has been arrested for allegedly shooting a North Amityville man because the suspect believed that the victim’s grandson pulled the suspect’s daughters hair this week, Suffolk County police said.

Anthony Franklin, 28, of Amityville, was charged Wednesday with assault.

“Franklin was upset that his 6-year-old daughter had her hair pulled by another student on the bus ride to school,” police said in a news release. “Franklin went over to the residence of the boy he believed was involved on the bus.”

Police said the suspect shot Wilson McWilliams twice after confronting the victim inside the victim’s Albany Avenue home and then fled the scene shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

McWilliams was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was in stable condition.

Franklin will to be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Central Islip.

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