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Suffolk County New York

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.

05-04-2019 | 08:50 PM | MASTIC,NY — Suffolk County Police Major Case Unit detectives are investigating a hit-and-run crash that killed a pedestrian in Mastic last night. 

A man was crossing Herkimer Street, at the intersection of Carlton Street, when he was struck by a southbound 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe at approximately 8:50 p.m. The driver of the Tahoe, Joseph Virga, 55, of Mastic, stopped the vehicle and called 911. A second vehicle, also travelling southbound on Herkimer Street, then struck the victim and fled the scene.

The victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Detectives believe the second vehicle that struck the victim is a dark colored, four-door sedan that fled the scene southbound on Mastic Road.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Major Case Unit detectives at 631-852-6555 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

Melville,NY:  Thursday, December 20, 2018 at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police Second Squad detectives are investigating a motor vehicle crash that killed a pedestrian in Melville last night.

An unidentified white female was struck by two vehicles as she was crossing Walt Whitman Road from west to east at Livingston Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. The victim apparently crossed while vehicles were proceeding through a green light northbound in the left lane of Walt Whitman Road at the intersection. She was struck by a 2016 BMW driven by Sharlene Jamison, then by a 2009 Nissan being driven by Frank Liontos. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a physician assistant from the Office of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner.

Jamison, 47, of Middle Island and Liontos, 22, of Dix Hills were not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Second Squad at (631) 854-8252.

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