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.

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Timothy Bolger is the Editor in Chief of the Long Island Press who’s been working to uncover unreported stories since shortly after it launched in 2003. When he’s not editing, getting hassled by The Man or fielding cold calls to the newsroom, he covers crime, general interest and political news in addition to reporting longer, sometimes investigative features. He won’t be happy until everyone is as pissed off as he is about how screwed up Lawn Guyland is.