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
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."
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