A Hempstead man who in August shot and wounded a man sitting on his front porch faces a charge of attempted murder, Nassau County police said Monday.
The arrest comes less than a week after Nassau police said they were intensifying patrols in Hempstead with an anti-gang focus.
Police cited a rise in reports of gunfire in Hempstead, including two recent shootings in a 24-hour period, one of which claimed the life of a 15-year-old boy one week ago.
The latest arrest is related to an Aug. 30 shooting on Stewart Avenue, police said.
Detectives said Xavier Moore, 19, fired six shots at a man, 18, who was sitting on the front porch of his home at 10:47 p.m. Moore fled, police said. The victim in the shooting was wounded in the leg and needed surgery to repair a fracture, police said.
Hempstead police arrested Moore on Sunday on Terrace Avenue.
A police spokeswoman Monday could not say whether the Moore shooting was gang-related, but acknowledged the department’s gang squad was part of the investigation.
Moore is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, two counts of criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment.
At his arraignment Monday at First District Court in Hempstead, Moore was remanded to the county jail without bail. He is due back in court Wednesday.