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Cops: Brothers charged after party shooting

Left: Clive Meade, 41, of Hempstead, is facing

Left: Clive Meade, 41, of Hempstead, is facing charges of tampering with physical evidence after a guest at his home was shot in the neck early Saturday. Right: Meade's younger brother Oneil, 28, is facing charges in the shooting outside their Linden Place home, Nassau County police said. The victim is hospitalized, police said. Credit: NCPD

Two brothers were charged after a shooting outside their Hempstead home in which a man was critically injured, Nassau police said Sunday.

Bail was set at $1 million Sunday at the arraignment for Oneil Meade, 28, who was accused of shooting a man in the neck outside the brothers' Linden Place house party Saturday, police said. His brother, Clive Meade, 41, was ordered held on $150,000 and charged with tampering with physical evidence.

Oneil Meade was charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Both are due back in court Tuesday.

The brothers began arguing with a 24-year-old man at the early-morning party, police said.

The three men walked outside where the argument got heated, and Oneil Meade took out a silver handgun and shot the victim in the neck, police said.

County police, the department's Bureau of Special Operations and Emergency Services Unit, and Hempstead Village police responded to the house, Nassau police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and the brothers were arrested at 4:45 a.m. after an investigation, police said.

Police found a 9 mm handgun at the scene, but it wasn't clear Sunday night whether police believe it was used in the shooting.

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