2 Hempstead Murder Suspects Arrested

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Two men were arrested for their alleged roles in killing a 37-year-old man in the victim’s hometown of Hempstead five months ago, Nassau County police said.

Pedro Rivera, 23, and 18-year-old Hector Lazo, both also of Hempstead, were arrested Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder.

Homicide Squad detectives alleged the pair fatally shot Nelson Rodriguez, who was found suffering from bullet wounds on Front Street at 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 20.

The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was pronounced dead.

Lazo and Rivera will be arraigned Thursday at First District Court in Hempstead.