Roosevelt man arrested in Hempstead shooting

James McCoullough, 41, approached the victim, 49 in

James McCoullough, 41, approached the victim, 49 in Hempstead when McCullough fired several rounds, wounding the victim in the backside and right forearm, NCPD police spokesperson said. (May 10, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

A Roosevelt man was ordered held without bail Sunday after Nassau County police arrested him for allegedly shooting another man twice Friday morning as the victim walked along a Hempstead street.

Police said the victim, 49, was walking on Margaret Court in Hempstead at 6:55 a.m. Friday when James McCullough, 41, came up to him while displaying a handgun.

McCullough then fired several rounds, wounding the victim in the backside and right forearm, before leaving the scene, police said.


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The victim, who police said knew McCullough, was taken to a hospital for treatment and released.

Police found McCullough at his home and arrested him at 9 a.m. on Saturday. He was charged with attempted second-degree murder, first-degree assault, first-degree criminal use of a firearm and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

At his arraignment on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, McCullough was ordered held without bail. He is due back in court on Wednesday.

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