Police: Pair of Deaths in Hampton Bays Was a Murder-Suicide


UPDATE, 10 a.m.

The two deaths in Hampton Bays were a murder-suicide, according to a Suffolk County Police spokesperson.

The two, 26-year-old Jonathan Fava and 25-year-old Kelly Lynn Bray, were in a relationship, the spokesman said — on Facebook, they self-identified as engaged — and it is currently unclear who the shooter was, police said.

The woman who called police is an adult associate of the couple who did not live in the home, the spokesman added.

Southampton Town Police Chief Steve Skrynecki will hold a briefing at 11:30 a.m. to provide more details.

This morning, the chief said the three adults, and the couple’s baby, who was not injured, were the only ones present at the time of the shooting. “Exactly what transpired is what the detectives are working on,” he said.

The chief declined to speculate on the nature of the shootings but said, “We don’t believe that this is any threat to the residents in the area or the public. This was a contained incident.”

Chief Skrynecki said several weapons were recovered from the house, but he would not detail how many or what types, nor whether a single weapon caused both deaths.

He said neither of the deceased had an arrest record, though there had been an “encounter” in the past with Mr. Fava involving a “long gun.” The third woman in the house had only a minor arrest record, he said, and she is cooperating with police in the investigation.

The couple’s baby is currently in the care of a relative, the chief noted.

Suffolk County Homicide detectives are currently at the scene.

Original Story:

Two people were shot and killed in Hampton Bays Wednesday night, according to Southampton Town Police.

Police were called to a home at 49 Ponquogue Avenue at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday following a 9-1-1 call from a female caller reporting a shooting.

When police arrived, they found two residents of the home, Jonathan Fava, 26, and Kelly Lynn Bray, 25, suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to area hospitals, where they were pronounced dead.

Another female at the home, as well as the couple’s infant child, were also in the home but were unhurt, police said.

The shooting is being investigated by Southampton Town Police detectives and Suffolk County Homicide Detectives.

The child is now in the care of a relative, police said. The female caller is cooperating with the police, they said.

Police are asking anyone who may have information to call Suffolk County Homicide at 631-852-6392.