Nassau County police say the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in Inwood while they were investigating an earlier incident of shots fired at a house party.
Police say the couple possibly had attended the party hours earlier.
When officers approached them, police say a physical altercation ensued during which the man was shot. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment. His condition was not immediately known.
The woman was not injured.
Three police officers were treated for minor injuries and released.
Police say shell casings were recovered from the scene of the house party 12 hours earlier. A 21-year-old man observed putting a hangun and rifle in his car was placed under arrest.
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