Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are investigating a shooting that killed a man who was a passenger in a vehicle in Central Islip.

A woman was driving a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta southbound on Carleton Avenue, near Hoppen Drive, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on September 19 when the occupant of another vehicle fired shots into the car. Front seat passenger Rahsaan Pressley and a 24-year-old woman in the backseat were both struck by bullets.

Pressley, 27, of Selden, was transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where he was pronounced dead. The female passenger was also transported to Southside Hospital where she was treated and released. The driver was not injured.

Detectives believe the vehicle’s occupants were targeted.


Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.