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Rockville Centre Shooting Suspect Caught in SC

The man suspected of shooting another man in Rockville Centre four weeks ago was apprehended in South Carolina on Aug. 10, Nassau police said.

Carl C. Perryman, 23, was arrested last week by 1st Squad detectives with the help of the U.S. Marshal’s Service, who tracked the suspect to Lamar, S.C. He was held in jail for a week until he was extradited back to New York on Monday on charges of attempted murder, assault and criminal use of a firearm, police said.


Carl Perryman


Perryman is accused of shooting 47-year-old John Bush four times in the back and face at Morgan Days North Field in the rear of Old Mil Court. The victim, who police described as one of Perryman’s lifelong friends, was taken to South Nassau Community Medical Center where he was last reported to be in stable condition. Police are unclear on what motivated the shooting.

Perryman was acquitted in April on charges that he had murdered his childhood friend, David Baez, in May, 2008. The two defense witnesses credited with the trial’s outcome have since been arrested and charged with perjury for allegedly telling police they witnessed the shooting and then testifying at trial that they didn’t see anything and that they were pressured by police into making the initial statements.

Perryman will be arraigned Tuesday at First District Court in Hempstead on the new charges.

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