The Homicide Squad is investigating a Homicide which occurred on Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:15 pm in Hempstead.
According to detectives, Hempstead patrol officers responded to a 911 call for a male shot outside 621 Front Street. Upon arrival they located the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Nassau University Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased at 9:24 pm by hospital staff. The investigation is ongoing.
Detectives ask anyone with information about this crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd 3/20/17/2050/6574
****UPDATE**** D/Lt. Fitzpatrick / Homicide Sqd. 03/21/17/1619/7990
The above listed victim has been identified as Nelson Rodriguez, 37, of Hempstead.
***UPDATE*** D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd. 07/19/17/2251/8688
Homicide Squad detectives report the arrests of two (2) Hempstead men in connection with the above incident.
According to detectives, Hector Lazo, 18, of Hempstead and Pedro Rivera, 23, of Hempstead, after a subsequent investigation, were arrested on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 without incident.
Defendants Lazo and Rivera are charged with Murder 2nd degree and will be arraigned on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.