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ROOSEVELT/Man accused of attempted murder

Nassau County police have charged a 26-year-old Roosevelt man with attempted murder after they said he shot another man twice during a scuffle in the hamlet.

Authorities said Leonard Budden on Saturday night walked past the parked vehicle where the 28-year-old victim and the victim's girlfriend were sitting on Anna Avenue and "began to stare and then have words," police said.

The victim, whose name was not released, left the vehicle, and during a fight between the two men, Budden allegedly shot the victim once in each thigh with a revolver, police said.

The victim, wounded about 8 p.m., called for help and was treated at a hospital, police said.

Detectives tracked Budden to 2 Williams St., where he was chased into the home and arrested, officers said. With the homeowners' consent, officers searched the residence and found four other men hiding.

One of them, Anthony Trimble, 20, of Hempstead was arrested and charged with shooting a 17-year-old male in Roosevelt on Sept. 13, police said. Detectives discovered a loaded .22 caliber revolver in the basement.

Budden was due in First District court today on charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, possession of a loaded firearm and reckless endangerment.

Trimble faces charges of second-degree assault, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment, officers said.

-- Deon J. Hampton

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UNIONDALE/Gunman sought in robbery

Nassau police are searching for a man who they said robbed a woman at gunpoint outside her house in Uniondale.

The 44-year-old victim and her two brothers were unloading packages from a car at her Southern Parkway residence Saturday night when, police said, they were approached by a man described as being "tall, thin, with a sunken face, wearing a black ski cap and armed with a revolver."

After pointing his gun at the woman, the suspect grabbed her pocketbook and ran southbound on Davis Avenue to a four-door gray Honda, police said. He was last seen on Park Avenue.

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Police said no one was injured during the robbery. Police ask anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.

-- Nelson Oliveira

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