Queens man arrested after shots fired at Americana

Rose Weldon
Police on the scene at the Americana Manhasset following a report of shots fired. Yuri Oluh, a Queens man connected to the shooting, has been charged with felonies by federal prosecutors for reasons relating to the incident. (Photo via Port Washington Life)

A Queens man was arrested on Saturday following an incident across the street from the Americana Manhasset.

Yuri Oluh, 22, of 137-23 161 St. in Jamaica had a verbal argument with “an unknown male black suspect” in front of 1980 Northern Blvd., recognized as the luxury mall’s address, according to detectives from the Gang Investigations Squad,

“The dispute escalated after the male suspect displayed a handgun and pointed it at [Oluh],” detectives said in a statement. “The suspect then discharged several rounds at the suspect who was not struck and fled the scene.”

Police say that no injuries were reported.

“A short time later officers located [Oluh] in the vicinity of Searingtown Road and Northern Boulevard,” polce said. “A subsequent investigation ensued revealing Oluh to have been in possession of a loaded silver handgun that police were able to safely recover.”

Oluh was then arrested “without further incident,” and charged with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and one count of criminal possession of a firearm, according to police.

The investigation into the incident is continuing, police say, and Oluh will be arraigned at the Nassau County courthouse later on Sunday.

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