Homicide Squad detectives are investigating an incident that occurred on Wednesday, March, 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm in Hempstead.
According to detectives, officers from the Hempstead Police Department responded to a call for two male gunshot victims, both 16, in the rear parking area of 40 West Columbia Street. Both victims were transported to an area hospital, one of whom succumb to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by a staff physician. His identity is being withheld at this time. The other victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and is being treated at the hospital.
The investigation into this incident continues and detectives request anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick/Homicide Squad 03/13/19/2100/6672
The above deceased victim is identified as Josiah Tucker, 16, of Hempstead.
The Homicide Squad arrested Sharayda Washington, 22, of 334 Hempstead Avenue Apt. 2A West Hempstead for the above listed crime. At 8:30 am Detectives produced a judges order and arrested Defendant Sharayda Washington at the Nassau County Jail located at 100 Carmen Avenue East Meadow where he was being held on unrelated charges. He is currently charged with Murder 2nd Degree and will be arraigned on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 in First District Court 99 Main Street Hempstead.
D/Lt. Fitzpatrick / Homicide Squad 12/04/19/1150/7990