The Major Case Squad reports the arrest of a Hempstead man on Friday, July 9, 2021 at 7:20 P.M. in Freeport for Attempted Murder.
According to Gang Investigation Squad Detectives, on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. Hempstead Police received a 911 call for a person shot on Jackson Street in Hempstead. The investigation determined that after a verbal dispute, defendant Cleefton Balan, 20, became agitated and did brandish a handgun and fired several shots inside his residence striking a 71-year-old male victim in his arm. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The Defendant fled the scene in a black colored Infinity with two white colored passenger doors with a Pennsylvania registration.
On Friday, July 9, 2021 Detectives located the defendant in front of 39 Lessing Place and placed him under arrest without incident.
Defendant Cleefton Balan is charged with Attempted Murder 2nd degree, three counts of Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree, and Criminal Use of a Firearm 1st degree. He will be arraigned on Saturday, July 10, 2021 in First District Court, 99 Main Street, Hempstead.
Details by: GIS 7/10/21/0400/9595