The Homicide Squad is investigating a Homicide that occurred on Monday, December 25, 2017 at 6:25 p.m. in Hempstead.
According to detectives, officers responded to a shot spotter on Terrace Ave. Upon arrival, they discovered the body of a male that had been shot numerous times. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased at 7:24 p.m. by hospital staff. This investigation is ongoing.
Detectives request anyone with information about the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide 12/25/17/2140/8751
The Homicide Squad has identified the above victim as Rafael I. Cepeda, 35, of Hempstead.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Sqd. 12/27/17/1507/7945