A Bay Shore man is charged with murder after police say he shot a woman in the head at a Bohemia motel early Saturday morning.
According to police, Fifth Precinct officers were called to the MacArthur Inn, located at 444 Veterans Memorial Highway, at 4:50 a.m. after a report that a woman had been shot.
When officers knocked on the door of room 117, Stoker Olukotun Williams opened the door and began firing at the two responding officers who were only feet away, police said.
Officers returned fire and Olukotun Williams was struck in the arm, police said. Olukotun Williams fled the motel parking lot but was captured a short distance away, police said. Neither officer was wounded.
Olukotun Williams, 24, was treated at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center and released into police custody.
Officers found the the body of Shalece Cunningham, 24, inside the motel room where they had originally confronted Olukotun Williams, police said.
Cunningham, of Bay Shore, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Two friends of the victim were found unharmed in the motel room.
Olukotun Williams is charged with second degree murder and first degree attempted murder. He is due to be arraigned at First District Court in Central Islip on Sunday.