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SOUTHAMPTON, NY – Suffolk County Police are offering a quick $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case of a man found dead from a gunshot wound in his Southampton home on Christmas morning, announced the police.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Homicide Squad detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the person(s) who shot and killed Steven Byrnes, 53, in a burglary at 90 Roses Grove Road in the North Sea on December 25 at 8:45 a.m., police said.

Southampton City Police Department officers responded to the call regarding the burglary; upon arrival, officers discovered Byrnes dead, police said.

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Suffolk County Crime Stoppers offers a fast cash reward for information that leads to an arrest; the reward will be issued within 72 hours, police said.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers to submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-800-220-TIPS, using a mobile app that can be downloaded through the App Store or Google Play by looking for P3 Tips, or online at All calls, texts and emails will remain confidential.

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