Two Dead In Hampton Bays Shooting


Two people have died after a shooting in Hampton Bays Wednesday night. Jonathan Fava, 26, the owner of a house on Ponquogue Avenue where the shooting occurred, and Kelly Lynn Bray, 25, were found by Southampton Town police March 4 and were listed as critically wounded as they were taken to different area hospitals. Both were pronounced dead after their arrivals.

Police would not release the names of the hospitals, but Lt. Susan Ralph said neither victim was medevaced.

According to Fava and Bray’s individual Facebook pages, the couple was engaged.

Police received a call from a distraught female caller alerting them that a shooting had taken place inside the home. The call came in a little before midnight. Police said the female was on the premises when they arrived, as was an infant child of the deceased couple. The baby was unharmed, and is now in the custody of a family member. The female is fully cooperating, police said.

Fava’s Facebook page has several posts that reference long guns. Bray’s Facebook page has the couple’s most recent post.

“I’m fine,” her March 3 post read. “It’s just that life is pointless and nothing matters and I’m always tired.”

The quote is a line recited by the fictional character Andy Dwyer in the NBC comedy “Parks and Recreation.”

Lt. Ralph would not confirm several published reports that the shooting was a murder-suicide.

According to online records, Fava purchased the house from his grandfather, James Mulvey, for $300,000 last June.

A joint press conference by the Southampton Town Police Department’s detective division and the Suffolk County Police Department’s Homicide Squad was scheduled for 11:30 AM March 5. Members of the public who wish to share information, confidentially, on the incident can contact Suffolk County police at 631-852-6392.

Correction: Jonathan Fava was incorrectly identified as James Fava in an earlier version of this story.

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