UPDATE: 8:50 a.m., Aug. 3, 2012
A West Hempstead man was arrested Thursday night for allegedly murdering a fellow resident and 'acquaintance' outside National Wholesale Liquidators.
Nassau County Police's Homicide Squad arrested Bruny E. Fenelon, 30, of West Hempstead, at 10:55 p.m. According to detectives, Fenelon was involved in an argument with another man in the back parking lot of the Hempstead Turnpike store. When the argument escalated, Fenelon allegedly began to punch and kick the 39-year-old victim, which resulted in his death.
Several patrol cars and emergency vehicles descended upon the parking lot of in West Hempstead around 9 p.m., where they found the victim lying on the sidewalk in a pool of blood, according to an eyewitness. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are withholding his name pending family notification.
Fenelon allegedly fled the scene on foot but was later arrested at his home, also located on Hempstead Turnpike. He is being charged with second degree murder and will be arraigned on Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.
Nassau County Police held a press conference Friday afternoon, where they revealed more details about the murder. Click for the story.
This is a developing story. Patch will update this story as more information becomes available.
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