Nassau Cop Shot, Suspect Dead, After Early Morning Incident In East Meadow

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — An incident in an East Meadow parking lot left one Nassau County police officer shot and a suspect killed Friday morning.

Police say the incident took place around 5:15 a.m. Police said a uniformed police officer approached the suspect — identified as 41-year-old Duane Oxley — who was sitting in an SUV in the parking lot at 1900 Hempstead Turnpike.

Police say for some reason a struggle broke out, the suspect fought for the officers gun and the officer was shot in the leg.  It’s not yet clear why, but one of the officers got into what’s been characterized as an extremely violent physical struggle with the man.

“I don’t know whether he jumped out or whether he got out and approached the officer.  I don’t know if it began as just two people speaking to each other and emerged into a violent conflict. I don’t know. Again, we’re trying to find that information out,” Det. Lt. Kevin Smith said.

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Police said the man got hold of the officer’s gun and shots rang out.

“It appears that the officer was struck with one shot by his own weapon,” Det. Lt. Kevin Smith said. “It’s unclear exactly how that weapon was fired. It may have been taken from the officer.”

A second responding officer ran after the suspect and shot him twice in the chest — killing him in the parking lot.

The officer was struck in the left thigh. The injury is not considered life threatening and the officer was rushed to Nassau University Medical Center.

1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck reports

Both officers were taken to area hospitals, one for surgery to his leg at NUMC, the other to be treated for trauma related to the deadly shooting.

A woman, who identified herself as the suspect’s fiancée, stood shaking uncontrollably at the scene with tears streaming down her face.

She told CBS 2 that she didn’t know why her fiancé was in the parking or why this would happen.

Web extra: Raw video of the the news conference on the shooting.

  • TD

    Ronnie NAPPING ON SOFA You did not see a thing until you heard shot,s rang out SO KEEP YOUR BIG MOUTH SHUT you said it your self

  • Jenn

    I’m wondering if the guy was one of the ones laid off that evening before he went ballistic? He was a teamster according to his FB page.

    • loser goes away

      What does being laid off with almost killing a cop. He was always a loser and died that way too even his family has nothing nice to say.

      • Reality Check

        I think that I misunderstood that Jenn’s comment. I was NOT aware that robbers and burglars are part of a union.

        • Robert in Woodbridge

          It’s the same union that politicans and lawyers belong to……

        • Kirby

          Hip hop music drove him mad

    • Reality Check

      Who? the dead savage?

  • Reality Check

    savages and animals. He was just turning his life around after serving several years up state for robbery. Oh, I like that part about the fiancee, maybe they will name a street after him in the white neighborhood of East Meadow.

    If savages suck so much, why is it that they have so many kids?

  • mezzomom

    Why did it take Yahoo 12 hours to post this story?

  • NYVoice

    This was “suicide by cop” gang. Leave out all the assumptions and rhetoric. That’s what it was, believe me.

  • Lawn-Guy Land

    How can this happen in a suburb? Suburbs are where REAL Americans live, so it’s obvious that crime belongs in CITIES. In this case, New York City owes us big for sending us its crime.

  • FD

    Hey OWS, one day, when you become a big boy, your parents might tell you some grownup stuff like Santa isn’t real and that the idea that it is a cop’s job to die is idiotic. All police officers know that it is a risky job but dying isn’t in the job description. Put the bong down, move out of mom’s basement and grow up. You might also want to brush up on your grammar, punctuation and spelling.

  • j

    you are so right

  • pat

    The comments are amazing! I am white and I still say one less piece of garbage alive is better for us all. What is wrong with you people?

  • Raymond Leslie

    Things are getting crazy.

  • LG

    Shoot to kill!! It’s always the cop motto. It’s never their intention to incapacitate a suspect.

    • Thank you police

      In that situation you shoot to hit. Not every police officer is a marksman.The low life got what he deserved I guess if he killed the police oficer you would be happy LG.Great job by responding officer that is one person we do not have to worry about killing or hurting someone anymore.

  • Tired of Foolishness

    I thought only blacks committed crimes. It always amazes me as to the difference in the tone of the comments when the suspect is white……hmmm.

    • Very conservative

      L i b e r a l i s m is a mental disorder.

      • Very conservative


        • Very conservative

          You make yourself look like a real idiot by imitating others.

    • Dark meat stinks

      I blame th blackcap muic

      • j


      • Dark meat stinks

        I’m a black so I dant spel

  • Pi$$ed Off Long Islander

    Nice.. Well Done!! Another disrespectful POS never to be seen again and removed from society. Another win for the “Man In Blue”… Hope the NCPD Officer will be OK.

    • j

      just say you are one of them

  • sammy

    Nice to see the illiterates are out in full force
    Good for the cop/// bad for the bad guy haha

  • tony r

    Hello …He had the other cops gun. Where does it say he was unarmed? As a matter a fact it said “The man got hold of the officer’s gun” Please read before posting.

  • j

    why kill an unarm man he was running away or may be they was all there for the same thing and he was killed so he will not talk

  • Stopthemoronnow

    Ed Mangano is it possible that you could move up the NCPD layoffs and cutbacks so there will be less cops in danger. You are doing a great job Ed even better than Bushs’ Brownie did during Katrina.

  • You are a Jacka$$

    No its not there job to die a$$hole. Yes the world should come to a stop everytime a cop is shot.

    • tc brown

      So I guess the cops life is more valuable than yours or mine, when did they start breathing this special air that the rest of us cant have?

      • mezzomom

        You are an idiot!

  • Anonymous

    The second officer ‘chased’ the unarmed suspect and shot him dead. Don’t mess with Nassau County cops or they will execute you.

  • Capt. Bill's Daughter

    hope the officer recovers from his dad was nypd for 30+ years, and i know the thoughts/feelings that are what his family are experiencing at this time.the extended family of the long blue line stands with this officer and his colleagues.

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