A Uniondale man is guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a Hempstead Village man three years ago, Nassau County authorities said.
Agdnan McLeod, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday before acting Supreme Court Justice Jerald Carter to one count of first-degree manslaughter for his role in the Aug. 1, 2012, shooting.
Rameel Blanco, 30, was struck in the chest on Lawson Street near his home and died less than an hour later at a hospital.
McLeod fled and was captured 11 months later by police in Sacramento, California, acting on an anonymous tip, prosecutors said.
He was extradited to Nassau County in October 2013. Authorities have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.
Acting District Attorney Madeline Singas' office is recommending that McLeod, who had been facing a second-degree murder charge, be sentenced to 18 years in prison. McLeod will remain in custody and is due back in court on Oct. 19.
Garden City attorney Bruce Barket, who is representing McLeod, said he and his client were "very pleased with the reduced plea the district attorney's office offered us."
A co-defendant in the shooting, Marty Wiggins of Baldwin, was arrested on Aug. 16, 2012 and charged with second-degree murder.