Update: Farmingville Man Convicted of Attempting to Murder Officer in Holbrook

23-year-old faces five to 20 years in prison for attempting to shoot an officer, as well as a maximum of 25 years for drug dealing charges.

Mugshot of Nicholas Hansen. Photo courtesy Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
Mugshot of Nicholas Hansen. Photo courtesy Suffolk County District Attorney's office.
A 23-year-old Farmingville man has been found guilty Friday of attempting to murder an undercover State Police investigator at a Holbrook Mobile gas station off Exit 61 of the Long Island Expressway in August 2011.

According to a Newsday report, Nicholas Hansen faces five to 20 years in prison for attempting to shoot senior investigator Kevin Ring during a drug bust.

Hansen has also been convicted of first-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, which according to the report has a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment. Hansen has been convicted of a total of 17 charges, which also include criminal use of a firearm in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office said.

According to the DA's office, Ring was part of the Suffolk County District Attorney Heroin Task Force that was planning on arresting Hansen upon completion of a cocaine deal. However Hansen fired a .38 caliber revolver at the officer, but Ring was not hit by any of the bullets. Ring returned fire, shooting Hansen four times. 

Hansen’s sentencing will take place on Jan. 14, and the judge will have discretion as to whether or not to make some of his charges consecutive to make the actual sentence longer.

Hansen's trial was heard in front of State Supreme Court Justice Fernando Camacho in Central Islip starting on Dec. 3, and the DA's office said jurors deliberated for two days.

Originally published Dec. 13, 5:28 p.m. Updated Dec. 14 at 9:38 a.m. with information from the Suffolk County District Attorney's office.

Giambona Jr December 13, 2013 at 10:35 PM
I praise the jury for convicting this scum on attempted murder.After all he pulled and shot a gun on a person, Cop or civilian it is still in my eyes Attempted Murder. I feel bad for his family who foot the bill for this waste of life. Stay in jail my friend were you are safe from getting shot by cops.
Dante Jackson December 15, 2013 at 12:57 AM
I believe Police are in the wrong for investigating drug related crimes.. If someone wants to shoot heroin let them do so , the justice system doesn't care about drug addicts the same way they treat prostitues!! Who cares if Nicolas Hansen deals cocaine to a bunch of party crazy teens, they are both criminals at the end of the day in the eyes of justice This kid was in the wrong with busting his gun in the middle of a gas station.. Gas stations are common drug dealing spots when dealing with unproven customers.. I do feel the justice system is too harsh & Nicholas is another wasted life who will probably end up doing 20 years.. If this was another drug dealer shooting at a drug dealer he would get no more than 5-10 yrs
Nancy K. Nee December 18, 2013 at 07:02 AM
The reason police bust drug users and dealers, is because one crime begets another.....they need money to do the drugs, so they usually wind up robbing or stealing from innocent people to fuel their habit. While its a personal choice to do drugs, it destroys families and communities Mr. Jackson....


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