East Hampton Town police are asking for help investigating the shooting of a young man Thursday evening at 154 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton.
Police said that Frederick Stephens Jr., 20, was shot once, sustaining a wound on his right arm. The incident occurred at about 8:30 p.m.
According to press releases issued by police on Friday, the Mr. Stephens traveled to Southampton Hospital in a private vehicle and was transferred from there to Stony Brook University Medical Center, where he underwent surgery.
On May 3 Mr. Stephens pleaded guilty to first-offense driving while intoxicated, and East Hampton Town Justice Lisa R. Rana sentenced him to a 90-day drivers license revocation and $1,150 in fines and court fees. In an April 12 arrest, police said that he had been stopped for speeding on Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton and found to have an open bottle of vodka in the car's center cup-holder. He was released without bail after being processed and held overnight.
Police did not offer any further details on Thursday's incident, including whether there were any witnesses, suspects, or a possible motive.
Those with information about the shooting can phone the East Hampton Town police's detective division at 631-537-6989.