According to Nassau County Police, the incident happened in New Cassel on Saturday, July 22.

Around 10 p.m., a group of five people entered the AAWA convenience store at 815 Prospect Avenue.

The group included Christian Romulus, 19, and Bryan Eric Toney, who approached Gavin Freeman, 20, who was already in the store.

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Freeman drew his pistol first and fired at the group, police said.

Tony also grabbed his gun and started shooting at Freeman.

During the riot, Romulus reportedly grabbed a store clerk and used her as a shield, holding her until he was able to escape into the store’s bathroom.

The police report said the woman was not injured in the altercation.

Five of the six people involved fled the scene and Romulus was arrested at the store and taken to a local hospital.

He was shot in the leg and suffered abrasions to the chest.

Romulus was charged with kidnapping and attempted murder. He will appear in court on Friday, July 28.

Tony and Freeman were taken to a local hospital with injuries from the shooting, where they were arrested.

Both Tony and Freeman are accused of:

  • attempted murder
  • possession of weapons
  • criminal use of firearms

Tony is scheduled to stand trial on Monday, July 24, and Freeman will stand trial when his health permits.

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