Homicide Squad Detectives are investigating an incident that occurred on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 3:48 pm in Hempstead.According to detectives, Hempstead Police responded to a call for multiple shots fired at McDonald’s, 340 Peninsula Boulevard. Upon arrival, officers found a 19-year-old male Hispanic who was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds. As a result of his injuries, he was pronounced deceased at the scene at 3:54 pm. The investigation is ongoing.Detectives request anyone with information regarding this incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
***The above victim has been identified as being Hector Manuel Valencia Gomez, 19 of Hempstead.
***UPDATE***Homicide Squad Detectives report the arrest of Gerson I. Hernandez, 20, of 22 Catherine Street, Hempstead, in connection with the above incident. Gerson I. Hernandez is charged with Gang Assault 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at First District Court, Hempstead.