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
***UPDATE*** D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide 01/02/17/2120/8751
Defendant Shameq Sullins, 16, of 100 Terrace Avenue, Hempstead, has been arrested for the above homicide. He is charged with Murder 2nd Degree. He will be arraigned on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at First District Court, Hempstead.