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Cops search for suspect after shooting at Northport bar

A Suffolk County police patrol vehicle. (File Photo)
A Suffolk County police patrol vehicle. (File Photo)
Photo Credit: Mike Balsamo/

Police are on the hunt for a gunman after a man was shot Sunday night in a Northport bar after an argument with the alleged armed thug, Northport Village Police said Monday.

The Jan. 5 shooting occurred at 10:38 p.m. at Napper Tandy’s Bar on Laurel Avenue in Northport.

Authorities said the victim, a 21-year-old man, was seen arguing with the suspect before the assailant allegedly pulled out a gun and shot him in the left leg.

The victim, whose identity was not released, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from Huntington Hospital.

Police said the suspect had already fled the scene when officers arrived. Second Squad detectives are now continuing an investigation and are actively seeking the shooting suspect.

Cops said the suspect, a white male between 35 and 40 years old, fled the bar in a white Ford Taurus.

Initial unconfirmed reports said the shooter may have been wearing police-related apparel, leading to rumors that the gunman may have been a law enforcement officer.

A Suffolk County police spokesperson rebuffed those rumors Monday and said the suspect “is not a current or former member of law enforcement.” Police did not say whether they know the identity of the shooter.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

UPDATE [Jan. 6, 2014, 3 p.m.]: Suffolk Police confirm there has been an arrest in connection with Sunday night’s shooting. The suspect, authorities said, is being processed and charges are pending.

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