ALERT CENTER: Man charged, extradited to New York in fatal North Bellport drive-by shooting
Police say a man accused in a fatal drive-by shooting has been arrested and was extradited back to New York.
Police say Shati Smith was arrested in the murder of Lee Houpe, who was killed outside his residence on Post Avenue in North Bellport on June 15, 2022.
Smith was arrested by law enforcement officers in Newport News, Virginia on an arrest warrant issued in Suffolk County.
Smith was extradited to New York, arrested and charged with murder in the second degree.
Smith, 28, of North Bellport, is being held overnight at the Yaphank Correctional Facility and will be arraigned today.