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06-30-2019 | 1:20 PM | LAKE GROVE,NY — Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred in Lake Grove today.

A 911 caller told police that while conducting a wellness check a man had been found dead at 184 Hallock Road, APT J1, on Sunday afternoon. Fourth Precinct officers responded to the scene at approximately 1:20 p.m. and found Varujan Manougian dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His wife, Barbara Manougian, was found in her vehicle that was parked directly outside of the apartment building a short time later with a gunshot wound.

It is believed that Varujan Manougian shot his wife before going inside and killing himself. There was no one else in the home at the time of the incident.

Varujan Manougian, 69, of Lake Grove, and Barbara Manougian, 67, of Lake Grove, were both pronounced dead on the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392.

06-14-2019 | 9:45 AM | PATCHOGUE,NY — Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and Arson Section detectives are investigating a fatal fire that killed a resident at a Patchogue home this morning.  

Fifth Precinct officers responded to 72 Ohls St., at approximately 9:45 a.m. after a 911 caller reported a fire at the location. Elisa Doughty, 65, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner. Kristle Doughty, 34, Elisa’s daughter, also a resident of the home, was transported by North Patchogue Fire Department Ambulance to Stony Brook Hospital with burns to her arm.

Fire officials say the victim was found in the basement apartment of the home. Officials are investigating whether the basement apartment was an illegal addition.

North Patchogue Fire Department Chief Thomas Wassmer said “The stairwell becomes like a chimney and all the heat shoots up there. When she turned around, that’s when I’m figuring she got the burns, when the fire started picking up a little bit and forced her back up the stairs.”

Chief Wassmer said the elderly victim was found in the kitchen/living room area of the apartment.

North Patchogue, Hagerman, Blue Point, Patchogue and Medford Fire Departments responded to extinguish the fire.

Following a preliminary investigation, detectives believe the fire to be non-criminal in nature.

06-11-2019 | 6:15 PM | DIX HILLS,NY — Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating the murder of a Dix Hills man who was found dead in his residence last night.

Armindo Reis lived alone in the residence located at 22 Penn Drive. When neighbors could not get in contact with him yesterday, they called his son. When Reis’s son arrived at the residence at approximately 6:15 p.m., he found his father unconscious and called 911.  When Second Precinct officers arrived at the scene, they found Reis had sustained a gunshot wound.

Reis, 74, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

05-22-2019 | 7:10 AM | SYOSSET,NY The Nassau County Police Homicide Squad investigated a fatal auto accident involving a pedestrian on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7:10 a.m. in Syosset, New York.

According to detectives, a male driver operating an ambulette stopped on the southbound shoulder of Route 135 (Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway), south of Jericho Turnpike and was conversing with the operator of a second vehicle when a third vehicle sideswiped both vehicles and the ambulette driver. The ambulette driver who was identified as Herman Hanson, 74, of Hempstead, New York was pronounced at scene. The operator of the third vehicle remained at scene.

04-29-2019 | 10:534 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Homicide Unit are conducting a homicide investigation near the 5900 block of South Boulevard, which is in the Westover Division.  The call for service came in at approximately 10:54 p.m.

Westover Division officers responded to the Restaurante Lempira located at 5906 South Boulevard to an assault with a deadly weapon call for service.  Upon their arrival they located an adult male who was directly in front of the restaurant with an apparent gunshot wound.  MEDIC pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.  His name will be released once his family has been notified of his death.

The initial investigation has indicated that the victim had been inside the restaurant and was shot within a few minutes of exiting the building. Homicide detectives are currently canvassing the area to determine whether there are additional witnesses to this incident.

 

Crime Scene Search responded to process the scene and collect physical evidence.  Representatives of the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Homicide Prosecution Team, Victim’s Assistance and Operations Command responded to the scene. The investigation into this incident is active and ongoing.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit detective.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at http://charlottecrimestoppers.com/.

 

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