Police: North Amityville Parent Charged in Shooting After Children’s Hair Pulling Incident on School Bus
April 30, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police arrested a man for a shooting on Albany Avenue in North Amityville on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at approximately 3:50 p.m.
During the investigation it was discovered that Anthony Franklin was upset that his 6-year-old daughter had her hair pulled by another student on the bus ride to school. Franklin went over to the residence of the boy he believed was involved on the bus. He started an altercation with the grandfather of the boy, Wilson McWilliams.
Anthony Franklin, 28, of North Amityville, was charged with Assault 2nd Degree. The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty. Photo SCPD.
According to police, during this altercation, Anthony Franklin pulled out a gun and shot McWilliams numerous times and fled the scene. McWilliams was transported via police helicopter to Stony Brook University Hospital where he was in stable condition.
Anthony Franklin, 28, of North Amityville, was charged with Assault 2nd Degree and is scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip today, April 30, 2015.
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.
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