Jury convicts Hempstead man on assault, weapons charges

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A Nassau County jury Wednesday found a Hempstead man guilty on all counts of assault and weapons charges against him stemming from a 2012 shooting at Kennedy Park Deli, authorities said.

Damien Burton, 41, was convicted of two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, one count of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, one count of second-degree assault, one count of third-degree assault and one count of first-degree reckless endangerment, Nassau prosecutors said.

Burton was convicted of firing a gun at a man after an argument on April 20, 2012 at 270 Greenwich St. in Hempstead. The victim was struck on the foot as he was running out of the deli.

Burton faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison.

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