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Driver Shot To Death In Suffolk County Sunday

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A Suffolk County Police Cruiser - File / Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Suffolk County Police Cruiser (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

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BOHEMIA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County Police are investigating the death of a man who was shot while driving on Sunrise Highway in Bohemia.

Police say Bennie Rouse, 22, was driving westbound at 4 a.m. when he was shot by someone in a vehicle that pulled up next to his car.

The Central Islip man pulled his vehicle onto the shoulder of the roadway and an acquaintance, who was following in a separate vehicle, brought him to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore.

Rouse was pronounced dead at the Hospital.

A female passenger in Rouse’s vehicle was not injured.

Detectives are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential.

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