Police: Teen arrested in Christmas killing

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Police accuse Shameq Sullins of shooting Rafael Cepeda several times. Police accuse Shameq Sullins of shooting Rafael Cepeda several times.
HEMPSTEAD -

A 16-year-old from Hempstead is facing murder charges in connection with a Christmas shooting on Terrace Avenue.

Police accuse Shameq Sullins of shooting Rafael Cepeda several times. 

The 35-year-old victim was pronounced dead at a hospital.

As News 12 has previously reported, Cepeda is survived by his 11-year-old daughter. Friends and relatives have set up a GoFundMe campaign to help take care of her.

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