The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of an undomiciled man for an incident that occurred on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 2:09 am in Valley Stream.
According to detectives, officers responded to a 911 call for an Aided at the Laundry Palace, 15 W Merrick Road. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim in his fifties lying on the floor. A thorough investigation revealed that a disturbance had occurred between the victim and Defendant Roberto Velasquez, 30, who struck the victim numerous times with a machete causing serious injuries.
Defendant Velasquez was located a short time later and placed into custody without incident.
The male victim was transported by a Nassau County Ambulance to an area hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Defendant Roberto Velasquez is charged with Murder 2nd Degree (Attempt) and Assault 1st Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at First District Court, 99 Main Street in Hempstead.
The above male victim has been pronounced deceased by a hospital physician. He has been identified as Michael Oliver, 58 of Hempstead.