Reputed gang member charged with attempted murder in Long Island IHOP shooting

LAKE RONKONKOMA, Long Island (WABC) -- A reputed street gang member was indicted on attempted murder charges Thursday in connection with a shooting at an IHOP on Long Island earlier this month.

Suffolk County District Attorney Timothy Sini said 19-year old Deantre Green responded to a man's derogatory remark by taking out a .40-caliber Glock and shooting five times, striking the victim once.

Corbin was transported by a private vehicle to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he was treated for the non-life threatening gunshot wound.

There were 23 other patrons, including an infant in a high chair, in the Lake Ronkonkoma IHOP when the gunfire erupted during lunchtime on March 4.

"For this defendant to fire five rounds in a crowded restaurant with an infant nearby is nothing but depraved," Sini said. "He evinced a clear intent to kill the victim and showed absolutely no regard for the safety of any of the other patrons."

Fortunately, no bystanders were injured.

The suspected gunman was arrested within 10 minutes of the shooting.

Green's attorney, Anthony Schiller, said his client acted in self-defense when he opened fire and that the alleged victim, 20-year-old Tyriek Corbin, assaulted Green the night before and then approached Green's table at IHOP with a gun in his waistband.

"Obviously, there's a video of this incident," he said. "It's all on the internet. Everyone's seen it."

Sini disputed the attorney's claim, saying that no gun was found in Corbin's possession.

"There appears to be no legitimate self-defense claim here," Sini said.

WATCH: DA briefing on IHOP shooting indictment


Green is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon, and reckless endangerment. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

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