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Cops: Shooter Identified, Investigation Continues

Detective says he doesn't believe public is in any danger.

 said they have identified the shooter who , though they have not arrested anyone yet.

"We have identified all parties involved, the shooter included," said Detective Lt. Chris Anderson on Tuesday morning. "We don't believe there is any danger to the public at large," he added.

Police opened an investigation into a shooting at 154 Springs-Fireplace Road in East Hampton on Thursday evening, after village police tried to pull over a woman who was allegedly driving erratically.

A passenger in the car told police he had been shot and the driver took off, leading police from several departments on a , Village Police Chief Jerry Larsen said on Friday.

Frederic Stephens Jr., 20, of East Hampton, was transferred to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to his torso/arm area on Friday. He remains hospitalized.

The detective would not comment on whether the victim was cooperating with his department. 

Stephens' attorney Stephen Grossman declined to comment on Tuesday. 

Police identified the house on Springs-Fireplace Road as the location of the shooting and had the house taped off on Friday. Meanwhile, village police gave , whose name has not been released yet, that will charge her with several misdemeanors, including fleeing a police officer and reckless driving, and many traffic infractions. She will be arraigned next month in .

"The investigation is ongoing. Beyond that, I can't comment any further," Anderson said.

MARTIN DREW May 30, 2012 at 08:22 AM
So who is the shooter? I know of circumstances where people are hunted down over less life threating issues ... What gives here? No name of driver ; no name of shooter who has yet to be arrested??? Something is not right here ...
Ehtownlocal May 30, 2012 at 08:58 PM
The shooter has been identified, just the name not being released to the public...I guess being a drug dealer you get to have your name with held…I think that the driver should have been arrested. Fleeing the police I thought was a serious crime, and I am wondering if the same judge that gave her the fines, is the same judge that has let Mr. Stephens off in the past, as well as Mr. Stephens cousin Jasmine Stephens. She was arrested for robbing the boat house with her friend Tevin Campbell...which that judge let them off many times with a slap on the wrist..Jasmine and Teven have since broken into many homes in the East Hampton area over this past winter and they are still out walking and causing crimes...lets go judge cahill…

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