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Police: 16-Year-Old Shot Dead in Hempstead

The 16-year-old was found shot outside of this home in Hempstead. (Google Maps photo)
The 16-year-old was found shot outside of this home in Hempstead. (Google Maps photo)

Nassau police are investigating a shooting in Hempstead Friday night that claimed the life of a 16-year-old. 

According to detectives, Hempstead Police officers responded to a 911 call in front of 245 Bennett Avenue shortly before midnight. 

Upon arrival, officers found Robert Brown, of Westbury, with a gunshot wound, police said. The teen was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 2:09 a.m.  

No arrests have been made. Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing and they asked anyone with information to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.

Chris May 25, 2014 at 11:07 AM
What is Cathleen Rice doing about the huge gang problem in Nassau County? DWI's are easy. People are getting shot and killed every week. "She wants to be a Senator?"
Patch adams May 26, 2014 at 09:53 PM
Her incompetence will be welcomed in that corrupt body, as for her being the chief law enforcement person in Nassau, she's just another shyster in over her head
Brian Remnar June 04, 2014 at 03:58 AM
Agreed a big waste of our tax dollars goes into more unnecessary things, and the press portray Nassau to be one of the safest places what a load of crap


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