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Man held in Ga. in Hempstead man's slaying

A 20-year-old Hempstead man was arrested in Georgia and charged with murder in a December shooting death on Long Island, police said Friday.

Diquan McClough, of Yale Street, was charged with second-degree murder in the Dec. 8 death of Quavis Ford, Nassau police said.

Police said McClough was arrested without incident Thursday in Augusta, Ga. -- the result of a joint operation by Nassau detectives, U.S. marshals and the Richmond County Sheriff's Department.

Ford, 20, of Hempstead, was outside an apartment building at 100 Terrace Ave. in Hempstead about 4:23 p.m. when he was shot, police said.

He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was pronounced dead. Investigators have released no motive for the shooting.

Ford had worked on and off at GGC Consulting Inc. in Forest Hills as an office assistant.

Enrique Guevara, the company's chief executive, said Ford had overcome difficult circumstances and was absorbing work skills to improve himself.

Guevara said Ford told him, "I'm having a baby, and I want to get everything on track."

McClough was brought back to New York on Friday and was to be held at Nassau County police headquarters overnight. His arraignment was scheduled for Saturday in First District Court, Hempstead.

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