Man arrested for North Bellport shooting


Suffolk County Police have arrested Shati Smith for the murder of Lee Houpe, who was killed outside his residence on Post Avenue in North Bellport on June 15, 2022, police said in a press release. 

 Smith was arrested by law enforcement officers in Newport News, Virginia on an arrest warrant issued in Suffolk County, New York. Smith was extradited to New York today, and arrested and charged with Murder 2nd Degree.

 Smith, 28, of 646 Post Avenue, North Bellport, is being held overnight at the Yaphank Correctional Facility and will be arraigned at the Arthur M. Cromarty Criminal Court Complex in Riverhead on August 4.