The Homicide Squad is investigating a Homicide that occurred in Hempstead on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 8:35 pm.
According to detectives, Hempstead police responded to a Shot Spotter call that occurred in the vicinity of Vermont Avenue and Dakota Place. Upon arrival Hempstead police observed a 40-year-old male lying on the ground in front of 62 Vermont Avenue with a gun shot wound to his head. A Northwell Ambulance responded to the scene and a Northwell Paramedic pronounced the victim deceased. The investigation is ongoing.
Details by: D/Sgt Bertini / Homicide Squad 01/13/21/0655/8348
The above listed victim has been identified as Ricardo Cardona, 40 of Hempstead.
Details by: D/Sgt Bertini / Homicide Squad 01/18/21/1215/9962
Detectives arrested Diego Avila-Huicab, 31, of 401 East Salisbury Street of Robbins, North Carolina and a male juvenile, 16, of Sanford, North Carolina for the above listed crime. Both Defendants are charged with Murder 2nd Degree and will be arraigned in Mineola on Thursday, January 28, 2021.
Details by: D/Lt. Fitzpatrick / Homicide Squad 01/27/21/1515/7990