This is truly a sad story and all too familiar in the black community.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (WABC) — A huge courtroom brawl resulted in several arrests and some injuries inside Hempstead Court Friday morning.
The pushing and shoving began inside the courtroom hallway and then spilled outside.
Six people were arrested.
Two court officers were injured and taken to the hospital.
It happened during the arraignment of Pedro Merchant.
The 20-year-old is accused of shooting 17-year-old Dante Quinones to death on a street in Hempstead last week.
Both families were in court Friday and apparently tempers flared.
Two of those arrested also had to go to the hospital because they were injured during the brawl.