East Moriches Man, 22, Charged in Shooting Death of Francisco Pirir During Robbery in Eastport
Published on January 20, 2014 · Filed Under Crime
by Dana Klosner
Homicide Squad detectives have charged Paul Batterson, Jr., 22, with Murder 2nd Degree. Photo SCPD.
(Eastport, NY) An East Moriches man was arrested Saturday, January 18 for the shooting death of Francisco Pirir in Eastport on December 8, 2013.
Homicide Squad detectives have charged Paul Batterson, Jr., 22, with Murder 2nd Degree. He was held at the Fifth Precinct and arraigned January 19 at First District Court in Central Islip.
According to the report, on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:24a.m., Seventh Precinct police officers were called to a home, located at 142 East Moriches Blvd., after a 9-1-1 caller reported that two masked men broke into the house, announced a robbery, and shot two men, killing one at 3:24 a.m. The suspects fled the home.
Francisco Pirir, 45, a resident of the home, was killed.
A second male resident, who was shot in the hand, was treated and released from a local hospital.
The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6492 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.