Police: Wounded Man Arrested in Melville After Crashing Car, Fleeing

Suffolk Police arrested a man Sunday night who fled after crashing his car in Melville. The department said he had been shot in the arm.

Police gave this account:

Daquan Cannon was driving a 2011 BMW sedan east on the South Service Road, east of Broadhollow Road, when the vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree at approximately 8 p.m. Cannon fled on foot.

A Canine Section officer located Cannon a short distance away from the scene of the crash approximately 40 minutes later. When the officer found him, Cannon had a gunshot wound to his arm. A Melville Fire Department ambulance took him to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Second Squad Detectives charged Cannon, 31,  Wyandanch, with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 5th Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 7th Degree. He was also charged with an outstanding warrant. Cannon will be arraigned later.

Anyone with information is urged to contact  the department at 631-854-8252 or Crime Stoppers 800-220-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.

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