U.S. Marshalls helped Nassau County police apprehend a an accused drug dealer wanted for shooting another to death last month.

Diquan McClough was arrested Thursday in Georgia and charged with second-degree murder. He had been free on bail while facing charges of criminal sale of controlled substance stemming from a March 2012 arrest.

Police said he gunned down Quavis Ford on Dec. 8 near the corner of Terrace Avenue and Bedell Street, a notorious open-air drug market in Hempstead.

Ford was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Both the suspect and the victim are 20 years old and from Hempstead.

McClough was ordered held without bail Saturday during his initial court appearance at First District Court in Hempstead. He is due back in court Tuesday.


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