Updated: Alleged Napper Tandy's Shooter in Custody

Police confirm one victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Napper Tandy's in Northport where a man was reportedly shot and injured Jan. 5. Credit: Google Maps.
Napper Tandy's in Northport where a man was reportedly shot and injured Jan. 5. Credit: Google Maps.

Update: January 6, 7:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police arrested Steven Reilly Jr., of Fort Salonga, Monday in Sunday night's shooting at Napper Tandy's bar in Northport, which injured a 21-year-old East Northport man in the leg. 

The 39-year-old was charged with assault in the second Degree, criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and criminal use of a firearm in the second degree. He will be held overnight at the Second Precinct for his arraignment tomorrow at First District Court in Central Islip.

Update: January 6, 6:32 p.m.

Northport Village Police have identified Steven Reilly, of Fort Salonga, as the suspect in the shooting at Napper Tandy's bar Sunday night. 

Suffolk County Police Department, who is leading the investigation, has only confirmed that the suspect is in custody. Suffolk County police have not commented on charges or said if an arrest was made. The victim has not yet been named.

Update: January 6, 2014 at 1:43 p.m.

Suffolk County police confirmed that the suspect in the Sunday night shooting at Napper Tandy's bar in Northport is now in custody. 

The police department has not yet publicly identified the alleged shooter.

Update: January 6, 2014 at 11:25 a.m.

Northport Village police confirmed Monday that a 21-year-old man was shot in the upper left leg inside of Napper Tandy's bar in Northport Sunday at 10:38 p.m. 

Village police assisted the Suffolk County Police Department and secured the location, but the suspect had already fled upon their arrival, officials said. Police said that the shot was fired after the suspect and victim had an altercation within the bar.

The suspect is described as a white male, 35-40 years of age and was said to have fled in a white Ford Taurus. 

This incident is being investigated by this department in conjunction with the Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad and the Suffolk County Police Second Precinct. Detective Squad. 

Some initial reports rumored that the suspect was a New York State trooper, however, police confirmed that those reports are false and that no police, either currently employed or retired, were involved in the shooting.

January 5, 2014 at 11:30 p.m.

Suffolk County Police responded to a report of a shooting at Napper Tandy's, on Laurel Avenue in Northport, Sunday around 10:30 p.m.

Police confirmed that there was one victim, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was taken to Huntington Hospital for medical care.

Officials were not able to provide further details about the incident at the time of reporting.

Second Squad detectives are currently investigating the shooting.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Phil M Sr January 06, 2014 at 07:39 AM
Time to close that place up and make it a restaurant only.........Wake up village officials!!!!!!!!
pat January 06, 2014 at 07:42 AM
I agree -- this isn't news. This goes onall the time. Please close it before someone dies.
Brian Cheshire January 06, 2014 at 08:40 AM
You people make no sense! There are alot of people that go there. One person causes a prob and everyone has to pay for it! Problems happen all over in all bars. You dont always hear about. The place creates jobs too!
Karl January 06, 2014 at 08:49 AM
Really "close this place before someone dies?" (Gunthers too I guess) Yup - what Northport needs is another restaurant only establishment Moronic statements
AJ Ingoglia January 06, 2014 at 09:35 AM
You know how many hard working locals go to Napper's and everything is fine? That is crazy to blame one persons actions on the bar….
jpp1030 January 06, 2014 at 10:20 AM
where is the update on this story????
Carla January 06, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Suffolk PD is covering this, so why are we paying the outrageous village police taxes ? For what?
james January 06, 2014 at 01:02 PM
may as well close skippers as well feed and grain all the rest too cant single one out we pay both taxes for the cops think we only need one would be a lot cheaper
Cecily Frankum January 06, 2014 at 01:33 PM
According to the police, this bar is one of the safest around. They virtually NEVER get calls from them. Don't let one random nut ruin this local mom-and-pop business!!
Elizabeth Estivo January 06, 2014 at 02:25 PM
This bar is actually one of the best bars I've been to in Suffolk county.. This crazy man, who was not recognized by any employee, could have chosen any location to unleash his irrational rage. Thankfully no one was seriously injured or killed.
JMolinet January 06, 2014 at 02:58 PM
Nappers is where I go for a beer or to watch the game. Never seen anything remotely crazy. Night time or day, very tame. The commenters ranting have no clue.
J F January 06, 2014 at 03:37 PM
Phil and Pat probably own the bar up the block! Place is a great place to have a beer and some wings and watch games. I've been going for 10 years. Never one issue
Tom Fazio January 06, 2014 at 03:59 PM
I worked here for almost 10 years....never a problem. Dont let an isolated incident ruin this great spot for the people of northport. Let us remember to the 2 dozen staff members working at the bar who need your support in this time more then ever.
Bruce Brown January 06, 2014 at 05:10 PM
The demographics of Long Island are changing. Its no longer the sleepy safe haven that people fled to from the boroughs
Denise January 06, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Crazy things happen everywhere unfortunately...schools, malls, movie theaters. You can't control everything. Originally from Huntington Station where this kind of stuff happens all of the time, I say it all of the time and will continue to say it, I feel safe at Nappers. It's like Cheers, where everyone knows your name. This was a freak thing that can happen anywhere. I do feel sorry for the kid that this happened to, I do not know him and I hear he will be ok, my thoughts are with him and his family. All I can say is as long as the Nappers family is in tact I know where I will be every Saturday night.
pat January 06, 2014 at 09:07 PM
Northport village does not have jurisdiction over felonies. Therefore, felony arrests and prosecutions cannot take place in Northport, but have to go to Suffolk County. "Detective" is basically an investigator in Northport.
knee jerk January 07, 2014 at 05:49 PM
@pat: Yes, we get that. Northport cops are basically armed meter maids. @denise: I think you may have inadvertently hit on the motive for this shooting. Seeing as how Nappers' is like "Cheers", where everyone knows your name but nobody knew the "shooter", he probably felt like he was being treated like a leper, perhaps even "disrespected." Also, about what time is "last call" on Saturday nights?
Pat Kelly January 08, 2014 at 06:14 PM
>>>guess if the gun belonged to the father (retired state trooper), the victim can sue the the father for a sizable amount of money. I sure there will be a feeding frenzy for the Lawyers, lots of $$$ for the sharks.
knee jerk January 08, 2014 at 07:43 PM
There are many, many lawyers out there and not that many ambulances to chase, thus an excessive amount of frivolous lawsuits.


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