The Fourth Squad reports the arrest of a Cedarhurst man for Attempted Murder that occurred on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 1:10 A.M. in Cedarhurst.
According to detectives, Defendant Brian Alejo, 21, of 515 Oakland Ave, Cedarhurst became involved in an argument with his parents at his home and attacked his father with an edged weapon, resulting in the victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. Brian Alejo then assaulted his mother with a closed fist before fleeing his house on foot in an unknown direction prior to police arrival. Both victims were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
Defendant Brian Alejo fled to a residence located on First Street, Cedarhurst where he went into the garage and hid for several hours before starting a fire. Brian Alejo fled the scene as the fire soon engulfed the entire residence and partially damaging a nearby residence. All occupants from both residences were able to safely escape the fire. No injuries reported at scene. Later on that night Brian Alejo turned himself in at the Nassau County Police Fourth Precinct. While under arrest, he attempted to escape custody and had to be restrained by several officers.
Defendant Brian Alejo is charged with Attempted Murder 2nd Degree, Assault 1st Degree, Assault 3rd Degree, Arson 2nd Degree, Arson 4th Degree, Criminal Possession of a Weapon 4th Degree and Attempted Escape 1st Degree. He will be arraigned on Sunday, March 17, 2019 in First District Court, Hempstead.
Details by: Det. Hernandez/4th Sqd 03/17/19/0800/9962