Homicide Arrest

David Jimenez Salazar
(Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department)

The Homicide Squad reports the arrest of a Farmingdale man for a homicide that occurred on Thursday, July 16, at 10:39 p.m. in Hicksville. According to detectives, Eighth Precinct officers responded to La Candela Peruvian Restaurant located at 495 South Broadway for a bleeding male victim.
Upon arrival it was determined the 22-year-old defendant David Jimenez Salazar was involved in an altercation with a male coworker. The altercation escalated and the defendant stabbed 37-year-old Elvin Padilla in the neck with a piece of broken glass. The defendant was placed into custody without further incident. Padilla was pronounced deceased at scene by a Nassau County Police Medic. Defendant David Jimenez Salazar has been charged with second-degree murder and Criminal fourth-degree possession of a weapon. He was arraigned on Friday, July 17, in Mineola.

—Submitted by the Nassau County Police Department

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