Three people were charged with criminal possession of a firearm on Aug. 29 in Freeport.
Police say at 1 a.m., a 55-year-old female victim was inside her Pine Street home when she heard gun shots in front of her residence. A white U-Haul truck was observed fleeing the area. The victim called 911 and Freeport Police Officers responded to the home. A description was given and Nassau County Officers from the Criminal Intelligence Rapid Response Team (CIRRT) observed the vehicle driving southbound on Nassau Road and tried to conduct a vehicle traffic stop.
Police say the truck containing three occupants (one female driver) refused to pull over and was observed throwing a dark colored handgun out the window. Officers were able to stop the vehicle on Berkley Place. The subjects then exited the automobile and attempted to flee on foot, according to police. Derrick Watson, 45, of Hempstead, Tyrone Hollingsworth, 28, of Uniondale and Shea Rainey, 29, of Freeport were apprehended and placed under arrest. A black handgun was recovered on East Clinton Avenue and two shell casings were recovered in front of the Pine Street residence, according to police.
Subsequent to the arrest, detectives determined that Tyrone Hollingsworth and Shea Rainey committed a burglary at the same Pine Street, Freeport home on August 24 and stole a cell phone, according to police.
The defendants are being charged with Criminal Possession of a Firearm. Shea Rainey is being charged additionally with Burglary 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment. Defendant Tyrone Hollingsworth is being additionally charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, Grand Larceny 4th Degree and Resisting Arrest.