The Homicide Squad reportsthe details of a serious auto accident, in which a pedestrian was struck, thatoccurred in West Hempstead on Friday, 10/27/17 at 6:25 P.M.
According to detectives,Luis De Jesus, 42, (no current address) was operating a 2002 Dodge Caravan intothe rear parking lot of 456 Hempstead Tpke., a strip mall at Cherry ValleyAvenue, when he struck a 14-year-old boy, who was riding a skate board. Thedefendant, who was intoxicated, drove over the victim, trapping him under thevan.
The Franklin Square FireDepartment responded and extricated the victim, who was then transported to alocal hospital. The victim sustained head and internal injuries and islisted in serious condition.
De Jesus is being chargedwith Murder 2nd Degree (Attempt), Assault 1st Degree,Vehicular Assault 1st Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed 1st Degree(Revocation), DWI, DWI (BAC+.08 Misd), and Aggravated Driving WhileIntoxicated. He will be arraigned on Saturday, 10/28/17 in First DistrictCourt, Hempstead.
The investigation isongoing.
Details by: Det.Ferrucci/HomicideSquad 10/28/17/0430/7740