Two men have been arrested for shooting a driver they were trying to rob a driver in Hempstead this week, Nassau County police said.

Brian Tonery, 22, of Deer Park and Corey S. Heard, 25, of Hempstead were charged with attempted robbery. Heard was additionally  charged with attempted second-degree murder, criminal use of a firearm and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police said the men walked up to a 24-year-old man in his Honda at the corner of Nassau Parkway and Allen Street, tried to grab his keys and then Heard shot the victim when the victim put the vehicle in drive on Monday evening.

The victim was treated for a non life threatening gun shot wound at an area hospital.

Tonery and Heard will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead.



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