Cops: Uniondale man charged with attempted murder

Kshon Trahern Ricks, 22, of Uniondale, was arrested

Kshon Trahern Ricks, 22, of Uniondale, was arrested Sunday evening, charged with attempted murder, assault, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon, police said. (Sept. 8, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

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A 22-year-old Uniondale man was arrested and charged with attempted murder after a manhunt that began when a Nassau County detective, driving along Nassau Road, heard gunshots Saturday afternoon and found two wounded men in the road.

Kshon Trahern Ricks, 22, of 655 Nassau Rd., was arrested Sunday evening, charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said.

A detective, whose identity was not released, was driving south on Nassau Road in Uniondale at about 4 p.m. Saturday when he heard gunshots and then found the two victims in the street, police said. One, a 26-year-old man, had been shot in the abdomen, police said. The other victim, a 23-year-old man, suffered a laceration to his leg, police said.

Police said both victims were taken to a hospital to be treated. Their conditions were not immediately known.

Police said First Squad detectives and detectives from the Special Investigations Squad then conducted an investigation, leading to the arrest of Ricks at his home Sunday at 9:40 p.m. Ricks was arraigned Monday and held without bail.

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