Suffolk Police Arrest Two from Shooting in West Babylon
August 4, 2014
(West Babylon, NY) Suffolk County Police have arrested two people for a shooting that injured a man in West Babylon this morning.
According to the report, Thomas Barbal was standing with his brother, Michael, in front of their home, located at 119 Terrace Ave., when a man driving a 1995 Toyota Celica fired shots from the car window as he drove by at approximately 7:50 a.m.
Thomas Barbal, 20, was shot in the right arm and left leg and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was admitted for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Thomas Barbal was standing with his brother, Michael, in front of their home, at 119 Terrace Ave. West Babylon, when a man driving a 1995 Toyota Celica fired shots from the car window as he drove by. Image credit: Google Satellite.
The two suspects were arrested a short time later.
First Squad detectives charged Geoffrey Tobin, 19, of 36 Denise Drive, North Babylon, with Assault 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment 1st Degree. Miranda Mugavero, 20, of 66 Phelps Lane, North Babylon, was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree.
The investigation is continuing and detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the First Squad at 631-854-8152.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the prosecution to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
*An earlier version of this article stated that the suspects were two men. A correction was made to this articles title when the suspects mug shots were added at 8PM Eastern.