Cops: Man sought for fatal Hempstead shooting surrenders in Calif.
A fugitive wanted in a Hempstead Village fatal shooting was arrested in California after a three-hour standoff with police and will likely be extradited to Nassau, authorities said Tuesday.
Sacramento police said an anonymous tip Monday night led them to a home where they found a woman, a child and the suspect, Agdnan McLeod, 23.
He is being held with no bail on a fugitive warrant issued by Nassau police in the August 2012 death of Ramel Blanco, 29, of Hempstead Village.
The tip, pointed to a house that officers began quietly monitoring as investigators researched the case, said Officer Michele Gigante, a Sacramento police spokeswoman.
When it was clear that McLeod was the fugitive and was inside, police ordered the occupants to come out, but only the woman and child complied, she said. "We called out," she said. "He was not coming out."
Nearby homes were evacuated as two SWAT teams, a hostage negotiation team and patrol officers -- about 50 officers in all -- surrounded the house, Gigante said.
"He wound up coming out . . . about three hours later, and surrendered peacefully" about 10:30 p.m. local time, she said.
Gigante declined to divulge the relationship between McLeod and the woman and child.
A Nassau homicide detective said the squad was aware of the arrest, but had no details. A Nassau police spokeswoman said she had no information about the arrest.
Nassau police said McLeod is known as "Agg" and also goes by the alias "Duffle Bag Agg" in the rap music industry.
He and another man, already under arrest, were responsible for shooting Blanco Aug. 1, 2012, on Lawson Street, according to the Nassau warrant. The warrant on a second-degree murder charge was issued in January for McLeod, and police considered him armed and dangerous.