Eighth Squad Detectives report the arrest of a Bethpage man for a shooting that occurred on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10:45 p.m. in Hicksville.
According to Detectives, Police were called to a “7-11” convenience store, 413 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville for a man who collapsed in pain from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital for a single gunshot wound to his right hip and is expected to recover from his injuries.
Upon further investigation it was confirmed that defendant Mathew Escarria, 18 years old, of 255 N 3rd Street did exit his vehicle at the above listed location and fire five rounds at the victim, striking him once in the hip. The defendant then fled the scene northbound on Jerusalem Avenue. He was identified, located, and placed under arrest.
Defendant Mathew Escarria is charged with Assault in the 1st degree, Attempted Murder in the 2nd degree, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the 4th degree and will be arraigned on Monday June 28, 2021 in Mineola.
Details by: Det. Stone/8th Squad6/28/21/0330/9595