The Public Information Office report the details of an incident that occurred on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at approximately 7:00 pm in Plainview.
According to preliminary information, while inside a Plainview home, a 25 year old male, after cleaning his licensed handgun, is believed to have accidentally discharged the weapon striking a 17 year old friend of his step brother in the neck. As a result of the incident, all three entered a vehicle and proceeded to respond to an area hospital. While traveling northbound on Plainview Road at the intersection of Old Country Road, the trio became involved in a 4 car multi-vehicle accident, one of whom being an off-duty Nassau County Police Officer. The officer, who sustained minor injuries, called 911 and attended to the injured parties involved in the accident.
Upon police and ambulance arrival, 4 injured victims, including the officer, were taken to area hospitals for treatment of what appears to be non-life-threatening injuries. The shooting victim was listed in serious but stable condition.
The investigation into this incident continues.
Details by: Public Information Office 01/02/20/2300/6672
*** UPDATE ***
A subsequent investigation by detectives revealed that the 25 year old, Brian Gregg of 14 Benmore Court. Plainview, was not a licensed handgun owner. He is charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and will arraigned when medically practical.
Details by: Det. Merle/2nd Squad 01/03/20/0115/6672