The First Squad reports the arrest of a Hempstead man for Assault that occurred on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 4:18 am in Uniondale.
According to detectives, a 23 year old male victim was being followed by a subject that is known to him. When the victim stopped and exited his vehicle on Clinton Avenue, the subject got out of his 2015 Honda Accord, approached the victim, displayed a handgun and fired several rounds. The subject then fled the scene. The victim was not injured. Upon arrival, police observed the 2015 Honda and were able to stop and question the subject. When officers were interviewing the subject, he ran into his automobile and fled the scene almost striking the officers. After an investigation, detectives located defendant Melvin Valencia, 27, of 35 Cruikshank Avenue, Hempstead and placed him under arrest at 12:44 pm in Hempstead.
Defendant Valencia is being charged with Assault 1st Degree, 2 counts of Criminal Use of a Firearm 2nd Degree and Reckless Endangerment. He will be arraigned on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Carver/1st Sqd. 07/29/17/1530/7945