According to detectives, the 48-year-old victim was in the bathroom of the Polo Mini Market and Deli at 46 Fulton Avenue in Hempstead when 39-year-old Jose Nelson Oliva-Ochoa entered and struck the victim repeatedly about the head with an unknown object.
Oliva-Ochoa reportedly fled the scene. The victim was removed to a local hospital, where he was treated for lacerations and contusions to his head.
An investigation by Hempstead police led to the Oliva-Ochoa's home, where he was taken into custody without incident.
He is charged with second-degree assault and two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon.
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