Joshua Geddes
Joshua Geddes has been accused of second-degree murder for the alleged shooting death of a man in Valley Stream Monday.

Nassau County police Wednesday identified the victim of a fatal shooting in North Valley Stream as 21-year-old Benjamin Palemon.

Police found the North Valley Stream man lying on the sidewalk on Charles Street at 5:57 p.m. on Monday with a gunshot wound after a 911 caller reported possibly hearing gun shots, police said. Palemon was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital at 6:40 p.m., police said.

A second victim, a 22-year-old man who has yet to be identified, was shot in the abdomen and was listed in guarded condition.

A police spokeswoman said his condition hasn’t changed.

A Queens Village man, 23-year-old Joshua Geddes, was arrested about an hour after the alleged shooting and charged with second-degree murder and violation of parole. He was not charged in the shooting of the second victim.

Geddes was held without bail during his initial court appearance. A second appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

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Police have not said what sparked the shooting.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.


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