Jury convicts Hempstead man on assault, weapons charges

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.


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Burton faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison.

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