Elmont Man Arrested After Revealing Handgun To Neighbor And Child

An Elmont man was arrested Saturday after becoming involved in a dispute with his neighbor.

According to police, at around 12:39 p.m., 22-year-old Cedric Cornick became involved in a dispute with a 44-year-old male neighbor. The neighbor and his 5-year-old son left the scene and returned a short time later. At this time, Cornick yelled across the street to get their attention and then lifted his shirt displaying a handgun in his waistband, cops say. The neighbor called police and after an investigation, Cornick was taken into custody.  Police recovered a .36 caliber handgun and two imitation rifles from his home.

No injuries were reported.

Cornick was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Menacing and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He will be arraigned at First District Court in Hempstead Sunday.


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