Cops arrest man in December shooting

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A Roosevelt man was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempted murder in the December shooting of a man who was left crippled, Nassau police said.

Aaron Peace, 24, of 40 Hale Pl., also was charged with first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree reckless endangerment.

First Precinct officers responded to a report of three or four gunshots fired near Anna Avenue and Williams Street about 10 p.m. on Dec. 2, police said.

A 28-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the back, in the front yard of a residence on Williams Street, police said.

A handgun was recovered and wounded man was taken to a hospital by Nassau County police ambulance for treatment, police said.

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The gunshot severed the victim's spinal cord, police said, and he lost the use of both legs.

No information was available Wednesday night regarding a possible motive for the shooting, according to Special Investigation Detectives.

Peace was to be arraigned Thursday in First District Court, Hempstead.

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