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Teenager found shot to death behind Lawrence community center, police say

Nassau County police at the scene where the

Nassau County police at the scene where the body was found in Lawrence on Tuesday. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A teenager was found shot to death Tuesday morning behind the Five Towns Community Center in Lawrence, Nassau police said.

Harold B. Sermeno, 17, of Far Rockaway, was discovered shortly after 9 a.m. in a picnic area behind the community center with multiple gunshot wounds, said Nassau police Det. Lt. Richard LeBrun, a department spokesman. 

Detectives from the Fourth Precinct responded to the scene, and a police medic declared Sarmeno dead shortly afterward.

"This is an active homicide investigation," LeBrun said.

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