Long Island News
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.
long island news, long island, hempstead, shooting, long island news
- Bergen County officer injured in Lodi crash
- AccuWeather: Clear and chilly
- Live: Eyewitness News on 7online streamed live!
- DISH Network signs on for WATCH ABC app
- Photos: Lodi crash injures police officer
- Woman fatally shot in Queens; man in custody 36 min ago
- 4 charged in Elizabeth auto body shop robbery
- Scooter rider fatally shot in South Ozone Park
- Suspect in custody in attempted baby abduction
- Sparta crash injures woman and 8-year old son
- NYPD policy revised; officers should take stairs in fire
- Animal activists protest outside Liam Neeson's home
- Another delayed GM recall detailed by new documents 18 min ago
- Weekend subway changes affecting 11 lines