- Associated Press - Saturday, October 31, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Police have arrested a Long Island man in connection with a shooting that left two men dead and four other injured outside a New York City church where a wake was in progress.

The New York Police Department says Saturday that 35-year-old Pierre Celestine has been arrested on murder and weapons possession charges.

Police said 40-year-old Sharieff Clayton and 44-year-old Ronald Murphy died after the April 27 shooting in front of the Emanuel Church of God in Brooklyn’s East Flatbush neighborhoods.

Investigators have said Clayton and another man encountered each other at the wake and argued. Police say the man left the church and returned in a silver car with two other men before the shooting began.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether Celestine had an attorney who could comment.

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