Albino Dejesus Medina is led out of Southold Town Court during his initial arraignment on Nov. 14. He has since been indicted in Suffolk County court. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
A Bay Shore man accused of being the fifth suspect in a gang-related shooting in Southold last month gave investigators two written confessions after he was apprehended, a Suffolk County prosecutor said during the man’s arraignment Wednesday. (more…)
Albino Dejesus Medina is led out of Southold Town Court Friday morning. (Credit: Carrie Miller)
Update: Albino Dejesus Medina of Bay Shore, a 20-year-old man arrested last week for his alleged involvement in two separate shootings in Southold and Riverhead towns, has been indicted by a grand jury.
Charges against Mr. Medina filed in Southold Town were dropped Friday, court records show.
Mr. Medina was initially charged in Southold with three counts of assault and one count of criminal possession of a weapon in relation to a gang-related shooting on South Harbor Road in Southold Oct. 14, authorities said.
Riverhead Police then charged Mr. Medina, an alleged MS-13 member, in connection with an Oct. 10 shooting that left a 19-year-old Riverhead shot twice in the back as he was walking home on East Avenue.
The indictment will be unsealed during an arraignment for Mr. Medina in country criminal court.
Mr. Medina is due in Suffolk County Court before Judge William Condon on Tuesday, Nov. 25, records show.
Prior coverage: Riverhead Town police say one of the five men in custody following a gang-related shooting in Southold last month is one of the same men responsible for a shooting in Riverhead that occurred just days before.
Albino Dejesus Medina, 20, of Bay Shore was arrested Wednesday in connection with an Oct. 10 shooting that left a 19-year-old Riverhead shot twice in the back as he was walking home on East Avenue.