UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police on Long Island have arrested a 17-year-old boy in connection with the fatal shooting of another teen near the campus of Hofstra University last month.
Jeustin David Maldonado was charged Tuesday with several offenses, including attempted second-degree murder and conspiracy. He’s also facing charges stemming from a prior unrelated domestic incident involving his brother.
Police say 16-year-old Alexon Moya was shot in the head on Dec. 13 while he was standing on a residential street not far from Hofstra. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Investigators said at the time that they believe there was a dispute between the victim and two men who fled the area after shooting Moya.
Police said the teens used bicycles to get away from the crime scene, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.
Nassau County Police Lt. Richard LeBrun said Maldonado was not the shooter, but is facing charges because he helped facilitate the crime.
Officials have said they believe the shooting may have been gang-related.
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