Update: Shots Fired in Landlord-Tenant Dispute in Levittown

Tenant surrenders after opening fire on landlord in home; Island Trees Schools on lockout after shooting.

Island Trees Schools on lockout after shooting in nearby home. (Photo: Joseph Kellard)
Island Trees Schools on lockout after shooting in nearby home. (Photo: Joseph Kellard)

Originally reported at 3:29 p.m. on Feb. 11

A dispute between a landlord and a tenant erupted in gunfire in a Levittown home Tuesday afternoon, according to Nassau County Police.

Cops confirmed that shots fired at the home on Carter Lane near Bloomingdale Road ended in minor injuries to a landlord and a bystander.

A tenant, Rohan Kahn, 58, reportedly opened fire after a fight with their landlord just after 2 p.m. Tuesday, cops said.

"The tenant began to assault the landlord," NCPD's Insp. Kenneth Lack told Newsday. "The landlord attempted to leave the house and . . . [was] being chased by the tenant, who armed himself with a rifle. He fired several shots at the landlord as he was chasing him."

Officers confirmed that no one was hit by a bullet in the incident, but the landlord was injured by flying glass as a result of the gunfire. A woman who happened to be driving by was also struck by glass as bullets flew, police said.

The landlord and bystander both sustained minor injuries that were not life threatening, authorities said.

The tenant responsible for the gunfire returned to his home and stayed there before surrendering to police at about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Nearby Island Trees schools were placed on lockout as police swarmed the area, surrounding the house and flying overhead in police helicopters.

Island Trees Public Library also posted on their Facebook page that “due to some police activity in the area, the library is on temporary lockdown” until further notice.

This is a breaking news story. Patch will update as more information becomes available.
ed February 13, 2014 at 04:53 PM
The problem is the district employees and the multiple position which are basically the same job. If the Super is making $250,000 why does he need 45 assistant Supers each making $150,000?
Paul Manton February 13, 2014 at 05:53 PM
Jack. Let's not politicize or racialize the issue of affordable housing. Levittown in 1947 was "low income rental housing" and people in Hicksville, Wantagh, East Meadow, and Bethpage didn't want it and, in the 1950's, there was a social stigma attached to being a Levittown resident. When I hear people in the area bemoan the prospects of "low income rental housing", I amazed about how little they know about the history of their own community or how short their memories must be. Levittown offered a chance of a lifetime for working class people - homecoming GI's- who often had no stable employment, no education, and nowhere to live. Ed: You are quite right about the impact of "free trade" as well as the needless multiplication of jobs and cost to the taxpayer thereof.
Joseph Brown February 13, 2014 at 08:29 PM
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Paul Manton February 14, 2014 at 07:20 AM
Ed: Whilst you well point out the insanity of top-heavy/multiple layered public school bureaucracy, it alone can not account for the fact that my house, built is now worth about 42 times more than when it was built. There are a number of factors why this is so, but more salient is the fact that the average family income is not 42 times higher today than it was in 1951. Twelve or thirteen times, perhaps, sixteen or seventeen times if somebody has a really well-paying job, but not forty-two times. Income has not kept up with rising costs of education, medial care, or housing. That's why in 1950, the average Levittown homeowner was 23 years old and today in 2014 we can't even begin to imagine a 23 year-old buying a house. My father was a blue collar worker with an 8th grade education and six kids who nonetheless purchased his own home in Levittown. Somebody in his position today would be living on welfare and/or in Section 8 housing or a homeless shelter and his kids would be farmed-off into the foster care system. Prosperity -of which the ability to become a homeowner with greater ease decades ago than today is an example- has eluded this generation. There are several reasons for this too, in addition to taxes. I worked in the retail field in the 1980's and into the 90's and got to know a number of "old-timers" - people who had been retailers in the 1950's and 60's when a salesman, stock clerk, or janitor earned a decent salary, the store was closed on Sundays and major holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving, and the company made a profit selling goods manufactured in the U.S. by working class adult factory workers who received an honest day's pay for an honest day's work. Today retail is full of part-time, minimum wage employees who sell goods made by child slave labor in Third World countries.
ed February 15, 2014 at 09:21 PM
Paul.....GOOGLE "Federal Reserve Act 1913" That is why your dollar is worth less and less each year.


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