According to Robbery Squad Detectives, a male black subject walked into the Chase Bank located at 654 Franklin Avenue displayed a black handgun pointed it at the victim and demanded cash. The subject was shot by an armed plainclothes security guard. Subject was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. There were seven employees and 8 customers present at the time of the attempted robbery.
No injuries reported other than the subject.
The investigation is ongoing.
*** UPDATE ***
Public Information Office reports the arrest of Lashawn Pierre, 20, of 578 Oakley Avenue, Elmont in connection with the above incident.
Pierre is charged with Attempted Robbery 2nd Degree and was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on Saturday, January 16, 2016.
*** CORRECTION ***
The defendant was arraigned bedside at the hospital.