Arrest Made In Huntington Village Murder Investigation

Samuel White (Photo/SCPD)

Samuel White (Photo/SCPD)

A Brentwood man has been arrested for killing a Bay Shore man in Huntington village yesterday, Suffolk police said.

Samuel White, 32, of Brentwood, is charged with first-degree manslaughter less than a day after police allege he killed 39-year-old Edwin Rivera. White is scheduled to be arraigned today at First District Court in Islip.

Police said White was arrested at 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, but did not provide further details.

Two pedestrians found Rivera bloodied, unconscious and lying next to his 2015 Mercedes on Clinton Avenue in downtown Huntington at around 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to police. The driver’s side door of the vehicle was open, and it was parked facing southbound on Clinton, a one-way northbound street.

Rivera was brought by the Huntington Community First Aid Squad to Huntington Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Rivera’s body was turned over to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

-ANDREW WROBLEWSKI