Crime Watch

Arrests made in attempted Lakeview homicide


Nassau County Police say they have solved an attempted murder in Lakeview nearly three months ago with the arrest of two suspects. The arrests were made by the Special Investigations Squad.

According to detectives, a 29-year-old man was standing in front of 393 Bee Gee Court on June 6 shortly after 5 p.m. when he was approached by Marshall Thomas, 18, of Elizabeth Avenue in Hempstead. After stating to the victim to “Give it up,” police say that Thomas pulled out a .40 caliber handgun and pointed it at the victim’s body, firing it numerous times and striking the victim in the hand and neck area. Thomas then fled the scene and entered a waiting vehicle, which was parked on Champlain Avenue. The vehicle, which then fled the scene, was being driven by Andre Walker, 23, of Angevine Avenue in Hempstead, police say.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

A subsequent investigation led detectives to Walker who was located and placed under arrest on July 5, 2012. During his arrest, police say Walker was in possession of a gravity knife. The continuing investigation eventually led detectives to the whereabouts of Thomas, who on Aug. 22 was located on Woodfield Road in Lakeview and placed under arrest.

Walker was charged with second-degree attempted murder and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned in First District Court on July 6.

Thomas is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, first-degree reckless endangerment, fourth-degree criminal mischief, fourth-degree possession of a dangerous weapon and false personation. He was arraigned on Aug. 23 in First District Court.