Homeless man held on $250K after shooting

CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Nathan Streit, 17, who police say is homeless, was found hiding inside an Osborn Avenue house about 11:30 p.m. Monday several hours after shots were fired.

The 17-year-old homeless man allegedly involved in Monday night’s shooting on Raynor Avenue in Polish Town was held on $250,000 bail after answering to a felony charge in Riverhead Town Justice Court this morning.

Nathan Streit was charged with felony second-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree reckless endangerment for firing several rounds at Jon Gallo, 26, and Shane Sypher, 25, both of Riverhead, following a confrontation on Raynor Avenue, police said.

Neither man was struck by any of the bullets. Pellets from one round did cause minor injuries to Mr. Gallo’s mother, Sharon, 52, police said.

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In court, prosecutors said Mr. Streit fired four rounds Monday night.

He was found hiding about three hours after the shooting inside a nearby Osborn Avenue house, where he apprehended without resistance, police said.

Mr. Streit has no prior arrests or convictions, but has two pending warrants. One in connection with a felony third-degree robbery, which occurred in upstate New York, prosecutors said in court.

Justice Richard Ehlers also granted an order of protection for witnesses involved in the incident.

Mr. Streit is being held on $250,000 cash or $500,000 bond.

He is due back in court tomorrow.

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