Huntington Man, 21, Shot to Death

Police find man shot on Cutting Street.

A 21-year-old Huntington man was shot to death Thursday night, Suffolk County police said.

Officers responding to a report of a shooting on Cutting Street found Cory Taylor-Culberth shot in the torso.

Police could not confirm early Friday morning whether he was the same Cory Culberth shot on Wall Street in July. 

He was taken to by the Greenlawn Fire Department, where he was pronounced dead.

Police said the Amsterdam Street resident was shot about 7:30 p.m. near 8 Cutting St. 

Numerous police vehicles, including a crime scene van, were still on Cutting Street at 2 this morning in the midst of a heavy downpour.

 Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

All calls will remain confidential.

J. Christopher October 14, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Only 2 1/2 months ago he was shot in Greenlawn, then on Wall Street and now dead. http://huntington.patch.com/articles/huntington-man-in-serious-condition-after-being-shot-on-wall-street
J. Christopher October 14, 2011 at 11:04 AM
LadyTee 2:54am on Friday, July 22, 2011 If ya wanna blame someone ..blame the justice system which only charged the shooter with assault in the first an second degree..Really this was his second attempt at shooting the same person within 2 weeks..An when he tried an shot at him again this time he grazed his head...when does attempted murder charges come in? I thought when u point a gun at someone an pull the trigger ur trying to kill them not one time but this was the second time.. so he's gonna bond out an then what ? the victim goes after the shooter before the shooter kills him for sure this time..He pointed a gun at another mans head an he's only charged with assault not attempted murder..THAT'S THE PROBLEM..consequences don't fit the crime..
lauren October 14, 2011 at 11:50 AM
Yup. That's the problem. This justice system is too liberal. You have to be tough on criminals and illegal activity. Same thing with the slumlords, a slap on the wrist and a min fine. Crazy. I hope they catch the guy and put him in jail where he belongs!!!
Laurie Farber October 14, 2011 at 12:23 PM
No, Cutting Street is a Huntington address (Elwood).
Pam Robinson (Editor) October 14, 2011 at 12:35 PM
Yes, Laurie, correct. It's within walking distance of the Second Precinct stationhouse. I happened to be right there yesterday morning so shoot photos of the Park Avenue traffic jam. Google persists in sometimes identifying this area and several blocks north and west of Park as Greenlawn but it is not.
J. Christopher October 14, 2011 at 12:53 PM
Park Avenue traffic jam? Maybe we should build some high-density housing with over 1,100 parking spots right there? We could call it something catchy like "Avalon Bay". How are the ambulances expected to make it down Park Ave with all these people getting shot?
Andrea October 14, 2011 at 01:13 PM
Maybe we should turn Jack Abrams into a hospital so people can carry the shooting victims there! (obviously a joke for anyone about to jump down my throat) Seriously, this is so far out of hand at this point - I really don't want to leave Huntington but it's getting difficult to rationalize staying in a town experiencing so much increasing violence...
Patched Out 2 October 14, 2011 at 01:14 PM
There you go with your exaggerations again! Just because you and your group filed a lawsuit against the Town, costing us plenty of taxpayer dollars to fight now, you have to try and stir the pot every chance you get regarding Avalon...
Huntington Observer October 14, 2011 at 01:18 PM
The Huntington community deserves an explanation as to why the individual who attempted to kill this man last time was NOT charged with "attempted murder." Many readers of the previous story scratched our heads at why he was only charged with "assault." It looked outrageous then and now.
Andrea October 14, 2011 at 01:24 PM
I'm almost frightened to hear what they'll charge this time around... How can we expect to change the growing tide of violence if there aren't even appropriate punishments as deterrents?
J. Christopher October 14, 2011 at 01:25 PM
Andrea what group are you part of that filed a lawsuit against the Town and how is Mrs D'Ambrosio privy to information of any court filings?
Andrea October 14, 2011 at 01:26 PM
LOL - I think you're kidding but one can never tell the tone of posts... I'm pretty sure she was talking about you? I know I'm not involved in a lawsuit... As to being on the inside track for information - don't know that either as I'm definitely on the outside! :)
Marita Eybergen October 14, 2011 at 02:16 PM
Pam was reporting on the traffic jam where they are installing new sidewalks which is much needed. Traveling on NY Ave and Park Ave during the rush hours in the morning and in the evening is just too crowded. Try visiting the village on a Saturday morning is just nuts. As far as Avalon Bays, we need to clean up the station before adding any new developement. And before you jump down my throat, I am not against Avalon Bay, it's just not the right time yet. We need to really try to work together and cleanup this mess (station) before we add anymore fuel to the fire by adding Avalon Bay. A/B would increase the traffic on NY Ave and Park Ave which is already conjested. CLEANUP THE STATION FIRST!!!!!!!
Glad I Moved October 14, 2011 at 02:46 PM
The majority of these shootings are linked somehow, it doesn't take a genius to figure that out. Unfortunately SCPD and the feds(yes, they are in Huntington now and have been for some time) dropped the ball on this one. Somebody wanted that kid dead really bad. Crazy to think that law enforcement missed this one though, I mean the kid has been directly involved in 3 shootings! You guys couldn't get one solid lead, kick down some doors, throw some people around? Really? We pay your salaries, what a waste. Now, like the past shootings, we'll just have to wait for the next one to occur. Pretty horrible cycle but it is what it is. No "march for peace", community street fair, town councilman or woman or housing idea will ever solve this one. The kids are harder than that. They have guns and will use them, and unfortunately, by choice, some of them will die. We live in a violent society, that is the reality, it's not in a vacuum anymore. Let this play out and god willing this element will erase themselves, one shot at a time.
Jim October 14, 2011 at 04:00 PM
Pam - Whether Kim realizes it or not, her reference to Greenlawn is quite important. Yes, Cutting is officially designated as Huntington although close to Greenlawn. However, if you look at the recently released census maps you would see that the Town almost exclusively has a cluster of low income populations in Huntington Station and Greenlawn. The lawsuit that resulted in the Supreme Court discrimination case against the town focused on the location of mutiple family dwellings being concentrated in Huntington Station. The newer lawsuits against the town focus on the disparate impact and affirmative treatment by the Town of these neighborhoods. In essence the argument is that the Town treats these neighborhoods with lower income populations less favorably by doing things like clustering low income housing. Its too bad that people have to die and the Town faces another lawsuit before something is done to correct the problem.
Toni Costantino October 14, 2011 at 04:32 PM
Maybe the shooter will get charged wit Charged wit manslaughter instead of 1st degree murder. Cuz according to them when he got shot the last time it was only aggravated assault instead of attempted murder, an that person got a slap on the hand an released so he can finish the job, in which obviously happened. Cory should of had brains enough to move out of town after getting shot twice already guess he though he was superman. Glad to see the police hard at work to protect an serve..an the detectives bang up job fellas...
Patched Out 2 October 14, 2011 at 05:18 PM
Yes you are correct Andrea. When you reply to a post, the responses line up under each other.....
Andrea October 14, 2011 at 05:29 PM
Yeah, I'm pretty sure J was kidding and knows that was directed at him... But otherwise, I'm staying out of it. I don't have much knowledge about Avalon in general anyway.
Jim October 14, 2011 at 05:40 PM
Kim FYI, I don't live in Huntington Bay. However, Huntington Bay is not zoned for the type of housing we are discussing nor is there the available section 8 housing that would be at issue. While you advance a nice emotional argument, it is irrelevant to the facts. Are Huntington Station and pockets of Greenlawn the only places we could build multi family or have section 8 housing? Why are all the homeless shelter in Huntington? They are not that far from you clustered by JAI and do not even fit within their mandates (ie. the Women's shelter now houses families). Thanks for helping me to point out the specific atrocities that exist under this Town's oversight.
Robert W October 14, 2011 at 09:12 PM
A lot of these cases the victims refuse to cooperate with the police making it very difficult to solve and prosecute a case. As far as charges those are determined by the district attornys office not the police.
William Murray October 15, 2011 at 10:51 AM
@Jim One more thing about those shelters is that when the residents at them move to another school district HUFSD continues to pay for the schooling of the children. @Kim Maybe you should get out some crayons and put a dot on a big wall map of Huntington where every Section 8 and multi family dwelling is. You will see that Jim is accurate and you are not. Huntington Station has the highest density of this type of housing by far. Coloring the map can be a fun weekend project or you can just wait for someone else to publish one.
JSC October 15, 2011 at 03:07 PM
@William regarding the district paying for shelter kids in other districts... If the shelter is in their "home" district and the family moves elsewhere, the parent has the option of keeping their child in the home district, or they can just go to school wherever they have moved to. Depending on the distance involved, not all families choose to keep the child in the "home" district.
Theliberalconservative October 18, 2011 at 02:17 AM
Yes, are we sure they have a suspect? they might have felt he wasn't a threat because he wasn't a very good shot.
chuck steel October 22, 2011 at 05:39 PM
There is no such crime of "attempted murder" in new york state. There is however a charge of 1st degree assault. So please stop with the attempted murder stuff. Huntington used to be one of the best places in the United States to live, then in the 1970's another liberal pos president jimmy carter, by fiat chose to build the public housing project on new york ave, and started ripping the heart out of a once great community. You can pinpoint the decline of Huntington Station, and the town proper to the very day that project went up. The further decline of our once amazing town, can be traced to the once conservative government of huntington and suffolk county, being replaced with socialist 60's liberals. Their policies fail everywhere they are attempted, from moscow to detroit. Why anyone would expect anything else here in Huntington is beyond me. So, because the liberals in charge will not enforce the law's of the nation, huntington station has become a third world cesspool, full of illegal alians, fugitives and gang memebers. Wake up folks, that poison dripping from the station is bound to leak below main st.
chuck steel October 22, 2011 at 05:43 PM
This kid was a punk, a drug dealer who did someone wrong. He got smoked, that's what happens to pos gangsters, they go to prison or they die.
Jim October 22, 2011 at 06:07 PM
@ chuck - actually there is a crime based on the attempt to murder someone. check out NY penal law article 110. You are correct it is not literally called attempted murder but does allow another charge to run consecutively with assault.
chuck steel October 23, 2011 at 12:28 AM
yea it's called assault in the 1st degree
emily October 25, 2011 at 05:57 PM
The 21 year old that was shot lived on henry st for years. Im not sure if it was section 8 or not but does it really matter? His aunt took custody of him when he was a baby bc his mom was a crack addict. I knew him when he was little and he never had a chance at life. Its really a sad story. It bothers me when people judge and make remarks about something they know nothing about.


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