Update: Wanted for Mastic Beach Homicide

Update: Wanted for Mastic Beach Homicide

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Joseph Scalafani. Photo from SCPD

Update on June 4: Joseph Scalafani, who was wanted for the murder of Alex Smith on May 20 in Mastic Beach, was taken into custody by the Pinellas County (Florida) Sheriff’s Office at 6:58 a.m. on June 4. Scalafani, 32, of Mastic Beach, was arrested outside of 4700 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach and will return to Suffolk County pending an extradition hearing.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives
are seeking the public’s help to locate a Mastic Beach man who is wanted for shooting a
man to death.

Joseph Scalafani shot Alex Smith in the parking lot of 373 Neighborhood Road in Mastic
Beach, on May 20 at approximately 2 a.m. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
Scalafani, 32, is known to frequent Mastic, Mastic Beach and Shirley.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a cash reward for information that leads to an
arrest. Anyone with information about these incidents can contact Suffolk County Crime
Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, utilizing a mobile app
which can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by searching P3 Tips, or
online at www.P3Tips.com. All calls, text messages and emails will be kept confidential.