Christmas Shooting Leaves Man Dead in Hempstead

Nassau County Police

A 35-year-old man was found shot to death in his hometown of Hempstead on Christmas, Nassau County police said.

Police officers responded to a Shot Spotter alert on Terrace Avenue and upon arrival, they discovered they found Rafael Cepeda had been shot numerous times at 6:25 p.m., authorities said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead an hour later. 

No arrests have been made. Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.

Police ask anyone with information about the shooting to contact Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.