Dispute Over Marijuana Deal Ends in Gunfire at Headfellas Barber Shop; James Nicholson, 32, of Bay Shore Charged
August 2, 2015
LONG ISLAND, NY – Suffolk County Police arrested a man on Friday, July 31, 2015 in connection with a shooting at a barber shop in Bay Shore the previous day, July 30, 2015.
According to police, a 30-year-old Bay Shore man was shot inside the Headfellas Barber Shop, located at 1773 Union Blvd., at approximately 12:30 a.m. on July 30, 2015. The victim left the shop and walked a short distance where he collapsed. Police were called and the victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with two gunshot wounds to his abdominal area. The victim was, at that time, listed in critical condition. There is no update at this time on the victim.
James Nicholson, 32, of Bay Shore, was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree. According to Newsday, Nicholson admitted to the shooting, a dispute over a marijuana deal, is being held on $150,000 cash bail. Photo SCPD.
After an investigation by Suffolk County Detectives, James Nicholson, 32, of Bay Shore, was arrested and charged with Assault 1st Degree. Nicholson was held at the Third Precinct and scheduled to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip yesterday, August 1, 2015.
According to Newsday, Nicholson admitted to the shooting, a dispute over a marijuana deal, is being held on $150,000 cash bail.
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