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Hempstead man charged after gunfire exchange, cops say

Nassau County police say they have charged Darren

Nassau County police say they have charged Darren B. Devane, 29, with attempted murder after he and another man had a midnight shootout in Hempstead on Sunday. Photo Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police said they have charged a Hempstead man with attempted murder after he and another man had a midnight shootout in Hempstead.

Police said that Darren B. Devane, 29, exchanged multiple gunshots with another person on the corner of Terrace Avenue — where Devane lives — and Bedell Street at 12:03 a.m. Sunday.

A bullet from the shootout struck the windshield of a car stopped at the traffic light at the intersection. The shot caused glass fragments to strike and cut the driver, a 32-year-old woman, in her arms and forehead, police said. She was treated for injuries at a hospital.

The other shooter fled, police said.

Police said they found Devane in his apartment building a short time later and arrested him. Devane, who public records show has multiple convictions for drug possession and felony weapon possession, had a loaded 9 mm handgun in his apartment, police said.

Devane was charged Sunday with second degree attempted murder, first degree attempted assault, second degree criminal possession of a weapon, first degree reckless endangerment, and violation of his parole.

Devane’s arraignment is scheduled for Monday at the First District Court in Hempstead.

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