Female Passenger Struck by Bullet in Road Rage Incident

East Patchogue – Westbound Sunrise Highway, between Hospital Road and Route 101 / Monday, December 7, 2015 at approximately 8:50 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Fifth Squad detectives are investigating an incident in which a female passenger was struck by a bullet during a road rage incident in East Patchogue last evening.

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Pontis transported McDowell to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where she is listed in stable condition. The couple’s child, an 11-week-old baby girl, who was in the back seat of the Hyundai, was uninjured.

The investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Case Number: JJ/0400