The Major Case Bureau reports the arrest of a Hempstead man for Attempted Murder that occurred on Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm in Massapequa.
According to Gang Investigations Squad detectives, the male victim, 27, arranged to purchase and undisclosed amount of marijuana from the subject. The victim placed the marijuana into the back of the defendant’s vehicle and subject started to drive away before completing the transaction. The victim jumped into the front passenger seat while the defendant drove to the intersection of Fairfax Road and Gloucester Road. Subject exited the vehicle and ordered the victim out. The defendant discharged a handgun multiple times and struck the victim once in the right leg. Subject then fled the scene without the victim. The victim was treated at an area hospital.
The Defendant was placed under arrest by Gang Investigation Squad Detectives on February 13, 2018. He is charged with Murder 2nd Degree (attempt), two (2) counts of Robbery 1st Degree, Criminal Use of a Firearm 1stDegree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 3rd Degree and Criminal Possession of a Firearm.