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Uniondale shooting probe leads to 2nd arrest, Nassau cops say

Romuald Sweat, 34, of Brooklyn, was arrested Sept.

Romuald Sweat, 34, of Brooklyn, was arrested Sept. 22, 2016, and charged with attempted murder in a Sept. 9 assault in Uniondale, Nassau County police said. Photo Credit: NCPD

A second Brooklyn man has been arraigned in the September shooting of a man in Uniondale, Nassau County police said Friday.

Detectives from the Gang Investigations Squad said they have arrested Romuald Sweat, 34, of West Ninth Street in connection with the shooting on Sept. 9 in front of house on the 800 block of Henry Street.

He was arrested Sept. 22 and arraigned the next day at First District Court in Hempstead on charges of second-degree attempted murder, two counts of second-degree assault, first-degree gang assault, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a firearm, police said.

On Sept. 10, another Brooklyn man, Richard Michel, 36, of Utica Avenue, was arraigned on multiple charges in the shooting, including attempted murder, robbery, assault, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.

He was jailed after his arraignment and is due back in court on Wednesday.

Police said the victim, 34, was in a parked car with four others when he was ordered out of the vehicle and assaulted.

Michel reportedly pointed a handgun at the victim, prompting the man to try and grab the gun from Michel, who then shot the man.

Another man who was with Michel reportedly took the shooting victim’s cellphone and pushed him onto the street, before both left the scene, police said.

An unknown passer-by called the police and the victim was transported to a hospital for treatment.

Police said their investigation is continuing.

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