Police: Copiague Fugitive, Boyd Holland, 22, Charged in 2012 Murder of Wyandanch Man Eric Brooks
October 8, 2014
(Wyandanch, NY) The Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad, with the assistance of the US Marshals from the Fugitive Task Force, announced the arrest of a Copiague man for the May 9, 2012 shooting death of Eric Brooks, which occurred at 102 North 22nd Street, Wyandanch.
According to the report, Boyd Holland, 22, of 995 Great Neck Road, Copiague, was arrested in Orlando, Florida and returned to New York on October 7. Holland was charged with Murder 2nd Degree. He is being held in the 1st Precinct and will be arraigned today at 1st District Court.
Boyd Holland, 22, of 995 Great Neck Road, Copiague, was arrested in Orlando, Florida and returned to New York on October 7. Holland was charged with Murder 2nd Degree. He is being held in the 1st Precinct and will be arraigned today at 1st District Court. Photo SCPD.
On May 9, 2012 at 11:34 p.m. First Precinct police officers responded to 102 North 22nd Street Wyandanch after a 911 caller reported a man had been shot in the rear of the yard. The victim, Eric Brooks, 35, of 98 Jefferson Ave., Wyandanch, was shot in the torso and transported to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip where he was pronounced dead.
After roughly 29 months, the suspect in this Murder, Boyd Holland is in custody. No further information has been released at this time.
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