A 19-year-old Hempstead man was arrested for allegedly killing a teenager in the victim’s hometown of Uniondale two weeks ago, Nassau County police said.

Nerlin Omar Chacon-Ruano was charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Ayamiguel Ayala-Hernandez. The suspect was ordered held without bail following his arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead.

Police said the teen shot 18-year-old victim on Walnut Street at 11:59 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15. First Precinct officers responding to a report of shots fired found the victim laying on the ground. He was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, where he was pronounced dead a half hour later.

The suspect “was in possession of a loaded 9mm firearm” when he “intentionally fired multiple gunshots at the victim…causing his death,” Homicide Squad detectives alleged in court documents obtained by the Press.

Chacon-Ruano is due back in court Thursday.

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