Hempstead Man Shot by Cops Charged With Woman’s Murder

A Hempstead man has been accused of killing a woman after he was wounded in a shootout with police officers on Thursday afternoon.

Hempstead village police officers responded to a call of a domestic disturbance at a Roosevelt Street home when Leonard Reed started shooting at the officers at 1:33 p.m., police said.

The officers returned fire, shot the 45-year-old alleged gunman and took him to Nassau University Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening gunshots wounds, police said.

The officers were not injured, but they found a 42-year-old woman with multiple gunshot and stab wounds dead on the kitchen floor and a 26-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

The surviving woman was also hospitalized for treatment of a non-life threatening injuries. Police did not release the victims’ names.

Homicide Squad detectives charged Reed with second-degree murder. He will be arraigned at the hospital.