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Man charged with shooting girl in foot in Hempstead, police say

Denis Hernandez-Figueroa, 19, of Hempstead, has been charged

Denis Hernandez-Figueroa, 19, of Hempstead, has been charged in the shooting, police said. Credit: NCPD

Nassau County police arrested a Hempstead man and charged him with the shooting of a 16-year-old girl in her foot earlier this month.

Denis Hernandez-Figueroa, 19, was in an apartment on Jackson Street on June 4 when he removed a magazine from a handgun and pulled the trigger, according to detectives. One round struck the victim in her left foot, police said. She went to a hospital for treatment.

Hernandez-Figueroa was arrested after an investigation, police said. He was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree assault.

His bail was set at $20,000 bond or cash at his arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, court records show. He was represented by the Legal Aid Society of Nassau County and is due back in court on Wednesday.


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