Police Report E.H. Shooting

A man was wounded by a gunshot Thursday evening at this Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton, house, which remained cordoned off and guarded by uniformed police officers on Friday. David E. Rattray

   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.