The Homicide Squad is investigating a shooting that occurred on Friday, October 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in Hempstead.
According to detectives, Hempstead Police responded to a home on Dartmouth Street for an aided case. Upon their arrival they discovered a 12 year old female had suffered a gunshot wound to the head. A single gunshot was fired from the street and struck the child while she was in her living room. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding the above crime to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
Details by: PIO 10/16/15/2110/7363
*****UPDATE*****D/Capt. Azzata/Homicide Squad 10/18/15/0930/8348
The 12 year old victim identified as Dejah Joyner was pronounced deceased on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm by Dr. Noyola at Winthrop Hospital in Mineola.