Police: North Amityville Man Dead After Shooting 3-Year-Old In Ridge

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According to police, North Amityville man Gary Jones was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Ridge late Tuesday night.

Jones was the suspect in a murder that took place in Central Islip in June, and detectives were informed by a friend of Jones that he was in the Ridge house.

Police instructed Jones’ friend and everyone else in the home to leave — and then Jones appeared with a handgun.

Jones opened fire on detectives, striking a three-year-old girl named Lovely Toney from a nearby apartment.

After more police — including hostage negotiators — arrived on the scene, a police robot was sent into the house, and Jones was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to James Toney, her father, Lovely is expected to recover.