Suspect arrested in murder at Eastport home

January 19, 2014 6:30:16 AM PST
Police in Suffolk County have arrested a suspect in a December murder in Eastport.

22-year old Paul Batterson, Jr. of East Moriches was apprehended Saturday night and is charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Francisco Pirir.

Officers were called to a home on East Moriches Blvd. on Dec. 8th after a 911 caller reported that two masked men broke into the house, announced a robbery, and shot two men.

The suspects fled the scene.

Pirir, 45, a resident of the home, was killed, while a second male resident was shot in the hand and treated and released from a local hospital.