Homeowner found dead in residence

Gunshot Fatality in Aquebogue




Riverhead Town Police found a Aquebogue homeowner dead Tuesday night, March 10, the victim of a shotgun wound. Police went to the Pine Avenue house at about 10:24 PM to check the residence, apparently responding to a call. Lee Pedersen, 69, whom police said is listed as the owner of the premises, was already dead when they arrived. 

Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives have taken over the case, after the county medical examiner determined the shotgun wound as the cause of Pedersen’s death. 

rmurphy@indyeastend.com