An aspiring rap artist –who was wanted by police for more than a year – has been charged in connection with a fatal shooting in Hempstead and will face a judge in Nassau County on Tuesday for arraignment on murder charges, Nassau County police said Saturday.
Agdnan Mcleod, 23, of Uniondale, will be arraigned Oct. 15 at Nassau County Court in Mineola on a second-degree murder charge. Mcleod, who also uses the alias “Duffle Bag Agg,” had led federal marshals on a manhunt across the country for more than a year, officials said.
Police charged Mcleod in connection with the Aug. 1, 2012 shooting of 30-year-old Rameel Blanco of Hempstead. The victim, detectives said, was shot at his home at 158 Lawson Avenue around 8:10 p.m. that evening. He died approximately 30 minutes later, after being driven to a local hospital.
Homicide detectives charged Marty Wiggins, 27, of Baldwin, with second-degree murder on Aug. 16, 2012, a news release said. Nassau County jail records show Wiggins remains in custody, as of Monday afternoon.
Police said they obtained an arrest warrant for Mcleod on Jan. 25, 2013. Since then, homicide detectives and US Marshals have been tracking him across the country, after receiving tips that he was spotted in New York City and Atlanta, Ga.
In a crime stoppers bulletin, authorities said he had connections to the rap industry and was being considered “armed and dangerous.”
Authorities located Mcleod on Sept. 23 in Sacramento, Calif, after receiving an anonymous tip. He was arrested after a three-hour standoff that involved hostage negotiators and SWAT officers, the Sacramento Bee reported at the time. A police spokeswoman told the newspaper that the tactical response was a precaution because of Mcleod’s alleged violent history.
Sacramento police said Mcleod eventually gave himself up after a woman and child left the home. It was unclear if they had any relation to the murder suspect.