First Squad detectives charged Mazen Marsh, 24, with attempted murder and robbery. He is awaiting arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead.
Police released the following account:
About 12:40 a.m., a 24-year-old man was in his apartment on Abbott Place in Roosevelt when he heard gunshots coming from the main floor of the home and saw an unknown man running from a bedroom.
The man entered the bedroom and saw a 39-year-old house mate had been shot, and Marsh firing a black handgun. The 24-year-old man struggled with Marsh and suffered multiple cuts because of broken glass.
The shooting victim was taken to a hospital, admitted for multiple gunshot wounds and listed in stable condition.
The 24-year-old victim was also taken to a hospital for treatment.
The gunshot victim held Marsh at the scene until police arrived, but a second suspect fled and remains at large.
Police said a .25-caliber handgun was recovered at the scene, and Marsh had the gunshot victim's cellphone in his possession when police arrived.
Marsh was also charged with criminal possession of a weapon, criminal use of a firearm and second-degree menacing.
Police said the investigation is ongoing and ask anyone with information to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.