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Long Island Teen Attempted To Hide Gun From Officers, Police Say

Latrell Ofurhie
Latrell Ofurhie Photo Credit: Nassau County

A 19-year-old is facing charges after police say he attempted to conceal a handgun from officers on patrol overnight in Hempstead.

The incident happened at around 1:40 a.m. Sunday, July 21.

While out conducting an investigation for an unrelated incident, Nassau County Police Third Precinct detectives saw a group of people standing behind a vehicle on Stewart Avenue, according to police.

As the detectives approached, they observed Latrell Ofurhie, of Rockville Centre, attempting to hide a black handgun and was placed under arrest.

Ofurhie was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He was scheduled to be arraigned on Sunday.

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