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2 Arrested for Attempted Murder in Lakeview

Charged with attempted homicide that occurred on Bee Gee Court in June.

Nassau County Police arrested a second Hempstead man Wednesday for an that occurred in Lakeview in early June.

According to Special Investigations Squad detectives, the 29-year-old victim, while standing in front of 393 Bee Gee Court, was approached by Marshall Thomas, 18, of Hempstead, around 5 p.m. on June 6. After stating to the victim to “Give it up”, Thomas allegedly pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and pointed it at the victim’s body, firing it numerous times and striking the victim in the hand and neck area.

Thomas then fled the scene and entered a waiting vehicle, which was parked in front of 10 Champlain Avenue, according to police. The vehicle, which then fled the scene, was allegedly being driven by Andre Walker, 23, of Hempstead.

The victim was removed to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. A subsequent investigation led detectives to Walker, who was located and placed under arrest on July 5. During his arrest, Walker was in possession of a gravity knife.

The continuing investigation eventually led detectives to the whereabouts of Thomas, who on August 22, 2012, was located on Woodfield Road in Lakeview and placed under arrest.

Walker was charged with second-degree Attempted Murder and third-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon. He was arraigned in First District Court, Hempstead on July 6.

Thomas is charged with second -degree Attempted Murder, first-degree Criminal Use of a Firearm, second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, first-degree Reckless Endangerment, fourth-degree Criminal Mischief and fourth-degree Possession of a Dangerous Weapon and False Personation. He will be arraigned on Thursday in First District Court in Hempstead.

J. amlett August 23, 2012 at 04:46 PM
I'm so glad that I didn't move to Lakeview. Lakeview is nothing more than a jungle and has gone down tremendously. It's heartbreaking to see how once before it was a nice place to live. But now, it's a different story for sure.
Frank August 23, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Lakeview is a terrible, lawless place with no direction - just decay. Shame on Nassau for abandoning its residents. Shame on Lakeview residents for tolerating this garbage.
Clark Griswold August 24, 2012 at 05:26 PM
The residents don't back the police so the police are hesitant to do their job. The bad guys if they are caught will arrive at Police HQ without a mark on them. They will be further coddled by spineless judges in court and their mamas will go on TV and say my child is a good boy even though his rap sheet is as long as his arm. The gang bangers and drug dealers own Lakeview.
Marshall W. Myers August 24, 2012 at 06:17 PM
I do not understand how one can indict an entire community over the actions of a few. Crime occurs everywhere. For the most part, just like any other community, the residents of Lakeview are hard-working, law-abiding citizens.
Frank August 27, 2012 at 04:03 PM
Very true. My son says it's starting to look like "new jack city". Like I said Nassau (and the Feds if gangbangers are present) have forsaken Lakeview. Lakeview residents should start forming angry mobs, replete with torches and pitchforks, and go medieval on those Punks. TAKE BACK THE NEIGHBORHOOD.
Todd Hundley August 27, 2012 at 05:53 PM
It's a shame things like this happen, and residents are quiet about it...Yet when two good hearted people want to start a charter school in the neighborhood to help the youth, they get heated. LAKEVIEW PEOPLE: GET YOUR PRIORITIES STRAIGHT. This isn't the south bronx in the 80s. There is absolutely NO REASON why Lakeview can't thrive. You have to be willing to help yourselves, and therefore be able to help others, or else you live a village riddled with drug dealers & gang bangers.
Frank August 29, 2012 at 02:09 PM
A few? Are you kidding? do you not read the papers? My personal favorite was the armed robbery of two teens at a bus stop by a gang of men in bandanas! How do a group of armed men walk away (not run) from the scene of the crime, through Lakeview, with raising an eyebrow? Lakeview is not like any other neighborhood... the amount of crime is disproportionately high relative to its population. I will go so far and say that Lakeview is Long Island's version of Newburgh, NY.
Christine Cade October 06, 2012 at 11:18 PM
what about the innocent because one the men that was arrested is my brother and he is actually innocent there's always more to the story and as far as lakeview being a bad town no doubt about but keep in mind children do not raise themselves the parents need to play there part and maybe if there was more jobs there would be something else for these young adults to do
Todd Hundley October 07, 2012 at 01:36 AM
So then vote for Romney. 4 more years of Obama = no jobs. So if you want the young adults of lakeview to succeed Ms. Cade. Get out and vote and encourage the community to do as well

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