Update: Murder Suspect Arrested for Baldwin Shooting


A suspect has been arrested in relation to a shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 02, 2014 at 3:41 am in Baldwin.

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Update - September 4, 2014 - The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of Dashawn Wade, 22, of Far Rockaway for the above crime. Defendant Wade was apprehended with the assistance of the US Federal Marshall Task Force on September 4, 2014 at 6:00 am in Hempstead. The defendant is being charged with Murder 2nd Degree and will be arraigned on Friday, September 5, 2014 at First District Court, Hempstead.
Update - August 4th, 2014 - The deceased victim has been identified as Daquan Gaskin, 22, of Baltimore, Maryland.
Baldwin, NY - August 2nd, 2014 - The Homicide Squad is investigating a Shooting that occurred on Saturday, August 02, 2014 at 3:41 am in Baldwin.
According to detectives, First Precinct police officers responded to a disturbance in front of Love Jones Café, 1920 Grand Avenue.  Upon arrival officers found two victims, a 39 year old male shot in the leg and a 22 year old male shot in the chest.  Both victims were transported to local hospitals.  The 22 year old victim was pronounced deceased at 4:17 am by hospital staff.  His identification is being withheld pending family notification. The 39 year old victim was treated and released.
This investigation is ongoing.
Detectives request anyone with information regarding this crime to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.  All callers will remain anonymous.