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Cops seek clues in year-old Hempstead club slaying

A year-old murder at a Hempstead nightclub remains unsolved, and Nassau police are again asking for the public's help to solve it.

Investigators have no suspects and no leads in the investigation into the murder of Andre Chambers, 23, of Roosevelt, a Nassau police spokesman said Wednesday.

Chambers was killed at 5 a.m. on March 29, 2008, at the Basement, on Linden Place.

Crime Stoppers is offering $5,000 for information leading to an arrest, police said.

A $2,000 reward was offered last year, then was increased to $5,000 when witnesses did not come forward. Still, no witnesses have provided clues, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

Chambers' family and police issued numerous pleas last year for witnesses to come forward. About 40 to 50 people were in the club when the shooting occurred, but none stayed around after the killing to speak to investigators, police said.

Chambers, whose nickname was "Roach," was killed by a single shot to the head, police said. Chambers, a carpenter, left a wife and 2-year-old son, his family said last year.

He had patronized another club, the Opportunity Lounge in Uniondale, on the evening of March 28, 2008, before going to the Basement, which police described as an "after-hours club" in the basement of 38 Linden Place, a home in Hempstead.

An officer on patrol noticed people leaving the area near the Basement in droves around 5 a.m. March 29, 2008. One of the partygoers told the officer that someone had been shot inside the house, police said last year.

When police went inside, they found five women standing above Chambers. None of those witnesses said they were inside the home at the time of the shooting, police said.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone with information about Chambers' murder to call 800-244-8477, or the Nassau County Homicide Squad at 516-573-7788. All calls will be kept confidential, police said.


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