A Mastic man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his involvement in an August 2022 shooting.
On August 14, 2022, Tyriek Corbin, 24, was engaged in a verbal dispute with two individuals in a vehicle who were searching for a lost French Bulldog puppy on Lockwood Drive in Shirley. At approximately 5:15 p.m., the argument escalated and Corbin briefly entered a residence on Lockwood Drive and returned with a loaded firearm. He then proceeded to fire the gun at the vehicle containing the two individuals. The vehicle was hit three times as it drove away. The vehicle suffered ballistic damage, but no one was injured.
On April 11, 2023, Corbin was found guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon before Supreme Court Justice Timothy P. Mazzei. He was sentenced on August 8, 2023 to 13 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.
“The fact that this defendant fired shots on a residential street following a discussion about the
search for a lost puppy, is incomprehensible and will not be tolerated here in Suffolk County,” said Suffolk County District Attorney Ray Tierney. “This defendant did not care who or what the shots of his illegal gun struck when he pulled the trigger. This defendant could have seriously injured or killed someone, and now will spend time in prison for his violent crime.”