This story has been updated.
One man was shot and another beaten with a flashlight following an "altercation" while driving on Long Island.
The incident, which police say they have not classified as road-rage, took place around 11:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the intersection of Bellmore and Magnolia roads, in Bellmore, Nassau County Police said.
According to detectives, a 62-year-old man was driving northbound on Bellmore Road when he became involved in a dispute with the driver of another vehilce in the area of Magnolia, police said.
Once both drivers exited their vehicles they got into a verbal fight which escalated into a physical fight, at which point the victim was struck several times on his head with a flashlight, police said.
During the fight, the victim, a retired police officer, with a valid Nassau County pistol permit, fired one round from his firearm striking the other man in the buttocks.
Both men went to the hospital for treatment.
After a thorough investigation, police arrested Michael Bua, 47, of North Bellmore, police said.
He was charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon and will be arraigned when medically practical, police said.
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