Police: Officer saw shot fired at crowd

Search On For Calverton Gunman

Riverhead Town Police are on the lookout for a gunman who they say fired a handgun into a crowd in Calverton on Sunday, August 19, before being scared away by an officer shining a flood light on the area.

An officer on routine patrol came upon a group of about 20 people in the roadway at the corner of Kay Road and Calverton Court at about 8:10 PM and it appeared the group was about to engage in a fight when a male from the group pulled out a handgun, pointed it toward the group, and then fired a round into the roadway, police said.

The officer activated his overhead lights, which caused the group to begin dispersing, and chased the gunman behind a residence on Kay Road, but eventually lost sight of him, according to police. Additional officers responded to the area, which included a K-9 unit, to search for the gunman, but he remains at large, police said.

No injuries were reported during this incident. It is still under investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Riverhead Police Department at 631-727-4500.