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Duo Nabbed for Menacing Victim with Gun in Valley Stream

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The Fourth Squad reports the details of two arrests for Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing that occurred on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:18 am in Valley Stream.

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Jacqueline Espinoza

According to detectives, Jacqueline Espinoza, 19, of Franklin Square (shown above) was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing. Photo NCPD.

Valley Stream, NY - August 20th, 2015 - The Fourth Squad reports the details of two arrests for Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing that occurred on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 1:18 am in Valley Stream.

According to detectives, a male victim, 23, received a text message from an acquaintance, defendant Jacqueline Espinoza, 19, of Seabury Avenue, Franklin Square to meet at a parking lot on South Grove Street. When the victim approached the vehicle that Espinoza was standing next to, defendant Makhel Hull, 21, of Van Scoy Road, Poughquag exited the vehicle and menaced the victim while holding a black handgun.  

According to detectives, Makhel Hull, 21, of Poughquag (shown above) was charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon and Menacing. Photo NCPD.

The victim left scene and notified police.  Fifth Precinct officers located the vehicle on Rockaway Parkway and placed defendant Espinoza under arrest, defendant Hull fled on foot northbound Rockaway Parkway and was apprehended a short time later with assistance from the Canine Unit.  A loaded .40 caliber handgun was recovered from the vehicle.

Both defendants Jacqueline Espinoza and Makhel Hull are charged with Criminal Possession of a Weapon 2nd degree and Menacing 2nd degree.  Both defendants will be arraigned on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at First District Court in Hempstead.