Suspect arrested in 2012 shooting in Glen Cove

John Lembo, 47, was arrested in Brooklyn on

John Lembo, 47, was arrested in Brooklyn on murder, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal use of a firearm charges, Det. Lt. John Nagle of the Glen Cove Police Department said. (Dec. 11, 2013) (Credit: Glen Cove PD)

A suspect wanted in the shooting of another man outside a Glen Cove private club 17 months ago has been charged with attempted murder, Glen Cove police said.

John Lembo, 47, was arrested Wednesday in Brooklyn on two counts of second-degree murder, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon and first-degree criminal use of a firearm, said Det. Lt. John Nagle of the Glen Cove Police Department.

Lembo was ordered held on $105,000 cash bond at his arraignment Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.


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Police said Lembo allegedly fired multiple shots at two men outside the club at 248 Glen St., striking one man -- Ledio Spahija, 26, of Glen Cove -- in the neck.

Lembo "left the area immediately after the incident and could not be located," Nagle said.

Glen Cove Det. Chris Albin investigated the case with the New York/New Jersey U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, finally tracking down Lembo in Brooklyn, police said.

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