SHIRLEY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island man is accused of murdering someone and setting the body on fire Saturday.
Officers were sent to a home on Mastic Boulevard West in Shirley around 2:30 a.m. for a report of a fire in a backyard.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Shot In Head In Newark Survives Emergency Surgery, Family Says; Police Looking For Suspects
Suffolk County police say when they arrived at the scene, they found a body burning on the property.READ MORE: Group Marches Across Manhattan Bridge To Protest Shooting Death Of Daunte Wright In Minnesota
Twenty-year-old Peter Pendzinski, a resident of the home, is facing second-degree murder charges. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries and will be arraigned at a later date.
The victim has not yet been identified. Police say an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Gather At Police Dept. In Minneapolis Suburb For 2nd Night Of Daunte Wright Protests
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