Man Shot Dead in Huntington


By Chris O’Neill

A 21-year-old Huntington man, Cameron Rimmer-Hernandez, was shot dead last Monday in Huntington, in a brutal murder still being investigated by police.

Rimmer-Hernandez was a 2018 graduate of Half Hollow Hills High School West, and was currently enrolled at Alfred University, where he played football for the Alfred University Saxons.

He had played football under Coach Madden and the Colts of Half Hollow Hills West High School, where he helped his team claim the Suffolk County Championships, and earned Outstanding Athlete Award and Coaches' Award.

Huntington Deputy Supervisor Ed Smyth is coordinating the Town’s response to the brutal murder.

“I have been in contact with the Suffolk County Police Department,” stated Smyth. “The matter is being fully investigated with all available resources. I encourage members of the community who have any information regarding last night’s shooting to reach out to the Second Precinct anonymously.”

“Crimes like this are much more difficult to solve without the cooperation

of the local community,” added Smyth. “I have offered the 2nd Precinct our full cooperation and any Town resources they may require.”

According to police, a 911 caller reported hearing gunshots near 56 Lowndes Avenue in Huntington, at 10:49PM. Responding police officers found Rimmer-Hernandez, lying in the street with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to Huntington Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.