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Update: Arrest Made in Deadly Domestic Dispute Near Garden City Border

Hempstead police upon arrival were met by Leonard Reed, 45, who opened fire on officers, detectives report.

Update Friday 8:02 a.m.: Nassau County Homicide Squad detectives report the arrest of a Hempstead man for a homicide that occurred Feb. 7 at 1:33 p.m. near the Garden City border.

Hempstead police responded to a domestic disturbance at a Roosevelt Street residence in Hempstead and upon arrival were met by Leonard Reed, 45, who opened fire on officers, detectives report.

Officers returned gunfire, incapacitating Reed and placing him under arrest, according to police. He was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for treatment of non-life threatening gunshots wounds. No officers were struck during the confrontation.

Further investigation of the scene revealed the body of a 42-year-old female with multiple gunshot and stab wounds deceased on the kitchen floor, police said. Also inside the residence was a 26-year-old female victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to detectives. She was taken to a local hospital and also admitted for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot injury.

Reed has been charged with murder, second degree, and will be arraigned "as soon as practical," police said.

The investigation is continuing.

Original Story

Garden City police helped secure the scene of a deadly shooting in Hempstead this afternoon, near the village border, according to village police commissioner Kenneth Jackson.

"We assisted in street closures and helping secure the scene," he said.

Nassau County police have confirmed a woman was shot dead at a home on Roosevelt Avenue in Hempstead Thursday afternoon, according to News 12 Long Island.

A call came in at 1:42 p.m. for a domestic incident at the location, said county police, who are not confirming the shooter's relation to the victim though neighbors said it is the deceased woman's husband, according to the News 12 Long Island report, which adds that another woman was shot inside the home and taken to the hospital.

The shooter was shot by police and suffered non-life threatening injuries. Officials say the suspect did shoot at officers, according to News 12 Long Island.

Several residents alerted Patch of the incident. One resident of Lindbergh Street said she witnessed what was described as a "high speed chase" involving Garden City and Hempstead police cars in the southwest corner of Garden City into Hempstead. She became concerned when she heard "two loud booms."

Sam Myers February 07, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I happened to be getting gas at the station right there and man oh man did the police come flying. It was obvious this was not a response to someone having a heart attack. I drove past Locust where I have one child in school and was happy to see several officers outside. Also glad my child had no idea anything was awry.
Mary February 08, 2013 at 07:40 AM
Scary situation too close to home
Bill Sweeney February 08, 2013 at 12:25 PM
Any way we can put up a Chinese Wall on the border...with border agents?
Jack O'Niel February 08, 2013 at 04:23 PM
Electrified with a moat and sharks with laser beams!
Publius March 01, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Magnetic force field

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