Police: Pedro Merchant arrested in shooting death of Hempstead teen Dante Quinones

Authorities say Pedro Merchant is in custody for the shooting death of Dante Quinones last Wednesday on Dartmouth Street.

Authorities say Pedro Merchant is in custody for the shooting death of Dante Quinones last Wednesday on Dartmouth Street. (9/19/13)

HEMPSTEAD - An arrest has been made in the murder of a Hempstead teen.

Authorities say Pedro Merchant, 20, of North Valley Stream, is in custody for the shooting death of Dante Quinones, 17, last Wednesday on Dartmouth Street. He now faces a charge of second-degree murder.

Police say Merchant shot Quinones several times. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.

Merchant will be arraigned Friday in First District Court.  

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