The Homicide Squad and Arson Bomb Squad report the details of a residential house fire that occurred on Monday, September 26, 2022 at 6:30 am in Hempstead.
According to Detectives, Officers responded to a house fire located at 103 Front Street. Upon arrival, Officers observed the house to be fully engulfed in flames due to a fire that started in a second-floor bedroom. The Hempstead Fire Department along with South Hempstead, West Hempstead, Uniondale and Roosevelt Fire Departments responded and extinguished the flames. A female victim was pronounced on scene. A male victim was transported to a local area hospital after receiving burns to his face, hands and arms. Another male victim was transported to a local area hospital with minor injuries to his ankles from jumping out of a second story window. All three victims were occupants of 103 Front Street. The Nassau County Fire Marshall was on scene. The investigation is ongoing.
Defendant Daryle McClenic, 35, of 105 Front Street, Hempstead has been arrested for the above listed incident after following an investigation and is charged with Criminally Negligent Homicide and Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree. He was arraigned on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at First District Court, located at 99 Main Street, Hempstead.