Cops Probe Murder of Hempstead Man Who Died 5 Years After Shooting

Daniel Flowers
Daniel Flowers

Nassau County police are investigating as a homicide the death of a Hempstead man who died this month from complications of injuries suffered in a shooting four ½ years prior, authorities said.

Daniel “Fussy” Flowers died Jan. 2—a week before his 25th birthday—three days after being taken to a local hospital with complications from suffering a gunshot wound to the neck that left him paralyzed in 2011, police said.

Homicide Squad detectives said Flowers was with walking with a group of friends southbound on Main Street near Seductions Bar when a shooter fired at them, hitting Flowers shortly after 3 a.m. Sunday, July 3, 2011.

The suspects may have fled the scene southbound on Main Street in an unknown vehicle, according to investigators. His case wasn’t the only murder near that location.

Joseph Bolling, 23, was also fatally shot outside the same strip club three months later and another man was gunned down outside that club on New Year’s Day, the day before Flowers died. A suspect was arrested in Bolling’s case, but no arrests have been made in either the latest slaying or Flowers’ death.

Flowers was remembered as a gifted multi-sport athlete who was involved in the Jackson Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, where he was involved in The Junior Usher Board, The Drama Club and The Lucille Whitehurst Junior Choir, his family said in his obituary.

Crime Stoppers is asking anyone who can identify the subject(s) or with any information about this crime to call our toll free hotline: 1-800-244-TIPS (8477), or any member of the Nassau County Homicide Squad at: 516-573-7788.