Suspect arrested after deadly shooting at Long Island deli

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Monday, December 14, 2020
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Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting at a deli in Copiague.

COPIAGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- Police have made an arrest in a shooting at a Long Island deli that left two people dead and two others injured.

The shooting happened shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday at La Vaquita Deli on Great Neck Road in Copiague.

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When officers arrived at the scene, they found four men had been shot inside the deli.

One man, identified as 47-year-old Manuel Cruz-Hernandez, was pronounced dead at the scene. The owner of the deli, 61-year-old Bolivar Rodriguez, of Amityville, was rushed to the hospital, where he died Monday.

Two others, 30-year-old Juan Ramone Avilla Roque, of North Amityville, and 40-year-old Daniel E. Acosta, of Copiague, were transported to local hospitals with serious injuries.

There is no word on what led up to the shooting, but 62-year-old Dionicio Calderon-Oseguera has been charged with one count of second-degree murder and three counts of second-degree attempted murder -- though one charge will be upgraded in light of Rodriguez's death.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

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