Just after 2 a.m. on Tuesday, June 20, officers responded to the activation of a fire spotter who detected gunfire on Roosevelt’s Hudson Avenue, according to Nassau County Police.

When officers arrived, they saw a gray Nissan Armada driving away from the fire spotter alert area.

Police reported that they followed the Armada for nearly four miles before conducting a traffic stop on Carolina Avenue in Hempstead.

The two 19-year-old suspects, Matthew Chery and Jahsire May, were successfully arrested after being investigated.

Find a silver pistol from the car.

Both teenagers have been charged with the following offences:

  • illegal possession of firearms
  • Level 4 illegal possession of a weapon
  • Second degree possession of a weapon, two counts
  • Second degree crime using a firearm
  • reckless hazard
  • conspiracy

Both are scheduled to appear in the First District Court on Wednesday, June 21.

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