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Man arrested in fatal shooting of 17-year-old in Hempstead
HEMPSTEAD (WABC) -- A 20-year-old Long Island man under arrest, facing charges in the murder of a teenager.
Police arrested Pedro Merchant in Valley Stream on Thursday.
Investigators say he gunned down 17-year-old Dante Quinones on Dartmouth Street in Hempstead last week.
Quinones was apparently standing with a group of kids at the time when he was shot multiple times.
The rest of the group scattered before officers arrived, sparking a search for witnesses and suspects.
Quinones was rushed to Winthrop University Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Merchant now faces second-degree murder charges.
A motive has not been released.
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