A Nassau County police officer suffered a heart attack while chasing a suspect. The police officer was taken to Winthrop-University Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and was later admitted to the ICU. The suspect was eventually apprehended and charged for second degree assault and for criminal possession of stolen property of a UPS shipment he allegedly stole from a friend's house.
According to police, officers were waiting at the West Hempstead home of the 37-year-old suspect after receiving information he was wanted for two burglaries that occurred on April 27, 2003 and June 28, 2003 in Elmont.
Police said that the suspect pulled up with his 22-year-old cousin. The suspect was arrested without incident and charged with two count of third degree burglary.
According to police, officers were informed that the suspect had an open warrant. The suspect fled the scene on foot with the officer in close pursuit, police said.
A resident of a group home in West Hempstead for residents with special needs was stabbed to death allegedly by another resident of the home, police said.
According to police, on Jan. 22 at 9:10 p.m., police responded to Garden Place Community Residence. Police found a 48-year-old resident stabbed numerous times about the heck and chest with a folding knife.
The victim succumbed to his injuries at Winthrop-University Hospital at 10:06 p.m. Police arrested the 35-year-old suspect at the scene. He was charged with second degree murder.