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Bloods Gang Member Arrested for August Old Mill Court Shooting

Several shots were fired by the defendant from Rockville Centre, police said.

A Rockville Centre man and known Bloods gang member was arrested Monday in relation to a shooting that occurred on Aug. 7 near Old Mill Court.

According to Rockville Centre Police, Michael Harris, 23, has been charged with assault in the second degree, criminal use of a firearm in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Harris was arraigned on Oct. 9 at First District Court regarding the charges.

Police say that around 2:15 p.m. on Aug. 7, Harris shot a 22-year-old man on the west side of North Centre Avenue midway between Old Mill Court and Maine Avenue. The defendant resides close to Old Mill Court, according to police.

Harris, a member of the Bloods, fired several shots at the unnamed victim for "unknown reasons," police said. However, at the time of the shooting, Village Administrator Keith Spadaro said that the shooting appeared to be "not random in nature."

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The victim suffered non-fatal gunshot wounds and was treated at South Nassau Communities Hospital, police said.

The arrest was a result of an investigation conducted by Rockville Centre Police Department detectives.

A.F. October 11, 2012 at 06:48 PM
May we assume this comment is satirical?
Kathy October 11, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Is this lady Shirley kidding me? Guns and violence are never the answer no matter what. And "protecting his land"?? Last I heard old mill court was section 8 housing. Paid for by yours truly with my ridiculously high taxes. Maybe I should go and "claim some land" over there.
Anthony October 11, 2012 at 07:09 PM
wow Kathy...please re-read Shirley's name.
Batman October 11, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Hey i was wondering if i can get the number to this vigilante group? I would love to join and think i could be of great help. I always wanted to be a robinhood like figure in the community.
Tea Party Supporter October 11, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Just patrol old mill court bats. You'll have your hands full though. You should think about bringing Robin along.
Charles Bronson October 11, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Always up for a challenge.
Tea Party Supporter October 11, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Wow! Bronson, Batman and Robin. Old mill court will be renamed new mill court after that trio gets done taking out the trash.
A.F. October 11, 2012 at 07:52 PM
Wish we had a workable, real world solution to this issue....
Batman October 11, 2012 at 08:03 PM
I believe in jim gordon. I believe in harvey dent. I believe in rockville centre. We will be the solution.
Tea Party Supporter October 11, 2012 at 08:24 PM
Well what was that FBI bust all about? Guess a few always slip through the cracks. The real solution is to remove old mill court all together. That's ground zero for gang and drug activity and most of the youth are failed by their drug addicted or drug slinging parents from the start. The endgame is always the hustlers life. We know most of the people living there are doing it illegally. Claim no income but make thousands from the drug selling. It's a disgrace. Relocate old mill court 2013 let's get that done. This isn't a black and white thing or racist at all cause I'm a black republican and these are my views.
Kathy October 11, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Woops. Didn't see the name. I guess it was a joke. That makes me feel a little better then.
starr johnson October 12, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Let me say this at tea party first of all let's make this clear there are a lot of familyd in old mill court that are doing damn good for themselves I was raised in old mill court 13 years of my life my mother nor father were using or selling drugs taking old mill court away is something that will never happen I hate when ppl like u wanna judge others that u really know nothing about and as far as mr harris I have know him ad his family for a very long time I've never known his mother to be on drugs if u ask me she raised all of her children very well and if defending and trying to keep ur family safe is a disgrace then u and any one else can go to hell I'm with stacy on this one!!!!
Frank October 12, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Wow. OMC never disappoints! And no answers from the Mayor, Sen Dean Skelos... no one. time to put the local representatives out of the frying pan and into the fire. How many shootings does this neighborhood have to endure? As I said time and time again, rezone OMC for 65 yr and older indigent seniors.
Frank October 12, 2012 at 03:40 PM
Glad to hear that Tea Party. the first line of defense for OMC has always been race. But as you clearly point out, it's not about black, white, red, yellow, etc., it's about VIOLENT CRIME. as for the FBI bust, good question! There has been no follow-up or anything on Patch. I guess you could call Comm Gennario and ask him.
Batman October 12, 2012 at 05:56 PM
Only one man can save this town. Justice will prevail.
rebekah October 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM
omc housing created under state law - rvc powerless to rezone - local law is trumped by state law - have to speak to sen. skelos if you want that cesspool removed!
Zachary October 12, 2012 at 06:50 PM
I think rvc should rezone the links and place more projects up north.. this way there's an even distribution of lower income housing throughout the town
Frank October 12, 2012 at 07:26 PM
@ Zachaey. Sounds good.. might as well name RVC the sixth boro of NY while you're at it.
Tea Party Supporter October 12, 2012 at 08:35 PM
To Star I may not have been raised in old mill court but I can tell you there are plenty of similar situations all over the USA. My point is the people who abuse the system, weather they be black white or green are a disgrace. I have seen people pay for luxury items with food stamps. I have seen people trade food stamps for drugs. These same people for some reason like to glorify the dope dealers. They do make them out to be Hero's, meanwhile they are the ones poisoning the community. I don't know how a man or woman can take hand outs from hard working people they dont even know and then bite the hand that feeds by running amuck in the community. It's a damn shame!
Joe Beat October 13, 2012 at 01:14 PM
I cant believe this community still allows this crap to happen here.
Joe Beat October 13, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Enough is enough
Brian October 14, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Unless your name is Allen West, you're probably not truly a black republican, but rather claiming you are to make you are to make yourself sound more credible and make others feel bad. Take your tea-bagging out of my village, out of my state, and out of my country. Your time masquerading around as concerned citizens about taxes is coming (has come) to an end.
Mr. RVC October 16, 2012 at 04:57 PM
The comments on this atricle are quite disgraceful yet comical at the same time. Drugs in Rockville Centre are not only sold in Old Mill ct. Drugs in Rockville Centre are not used only in Old Mill ct. What do we have to say about the high school students that get drunk and high in their parents basements or at the Demott bridge every weekend? They're not getting those drugs from Old Mill ct. What about the former high school student that was robbing banks, or the one that killed his friend drunk driving. Or how about the many teenage deaths that occured a few years back from kids getting drunk in their friend's houses. Old Mill ct. is not the only one destroying RVC. We live in a town where parents promote teen drinking and at the same time, buy their kid a brand new car as soon as they get their liscence.I live in RVC and have been living here all my life. Drugs are all over. Drug dealers are all over.
Tea Party Supporter October 17, 2012 at 01:38 PM
@Brian A typical liberal who attacks me and questions my race only because I do not share the same views as him. Then proceeds to tell me to leave "his country" If you want to get technical it's not even your country. It's the native Americans. I'll be dead and gone while your children and their children's children suffer from your actions or shall I say lack there of Mr Brian?
A.F. October 17, 2012 at 01:50 PM
@Brian, @ Tea Party - This is a local forum, we should focus on the issue at hand - OMC and what can be done about it. Let's all agree to stop the name calling, it only distracts and divides....
Tea Party Supporter October 17, 2012 at 02:51 PM
I agree A F but he attacked my politics questioned my race and told me to leave the country I was born in. That's going to far. @RVC Guy, this is RVC yes there are drug addicts and a small handful of dealers. It's not New Jack City like your comment basically suggests. Also it's a fact the majority of the drugs were coming from OMC over the past 5 years! Don't believe me? Ask the Commish for the stats. You forget the FBI raided the place in a sting to take down the dangerous drug dealing armed robbery OMC Bloods Gang??? I'm not cool with gangs in the community sorry.
Dave Kloven October 18, 2012 at 06:27 PM
you compare kids drinking to drug dealing, murders, shooting and gang violence?? There is no justifing the youth drinking issue, but we are talking apples and oranges here..
Tom Brady October 21, 2012 at 01:38 PM
What are you talking about? Relocate? People been living here their whole life go somewhere with that relocate shit claiming your black, if you were black you would understand that this is our Living place, this is where people feel comfortable get it throigh your head.
Nick Weller December 26, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Lol Tea Party Supporter is simply wrong. OMC drug scene is nothing but small level dealers pushing nickel and dime bags. However the RVC bar scene is filled with rich white kids demanding a higher quailty and larger quanity cocaine, that can simple not be found in OMC. So you have fiends in OMC buying 5 dollar's worth of cocaine that is of horrible quailty, and rich white kids buying 150 dollars worth of pure coke...and u believe the drugs come from OMC? Thats just cocaine. All the local marijuana growers in RVC are white, but im assuming you think marijuana just magically appears in ONC in mass quantites? I have a feeling you weren't in the position to make a comment on the subject in the first place.
Nick Weller December 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM
theres maybe 5 people in OMC that make "thousands from drug selling"...the majority are petty dealers just barely getting by. its defaintly not ground zero for drug activity, and ground zero for gang activity is a stretch...they're are gangs in all surrounding towns that will come in either way.

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