North Amityville Man Charged With Murder

A North Amityville man has been arrested for shooting a 20-year-old man who died of his injuries four months later in New Cassel, Nassau County police said.

Melvin D. Smith III will be arraigned Friday on a charge of second-degree murder at First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said the 21-year-old suspect fired multiple shots from a handgun at a group of people gathered on Swalm Street on the night of Saturday, July 7.


Joe Smithson of New Cassel, who was shot in his neck and chest, died of his gunshot wounds on Sunday, Nov. 4 at Nassau University Medical Center, according to Homicide Squad detectives.

Wounded were a 21-year-old man shot in his left arm, a 17-year-old woman shot to her right thigh and a 17-year-old man shot in his left leg.

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