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Hofstra Student Shot Dead in Botched Robbery

Victim was a twin whose sister was also in the house at the time of the shooting

Friday, May 17, 2013

crime scene, police, police tape (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

A 21-year-old Hofstra junior and a masked robber were shot dead Friday morning in what authorities described as a police-involved shooting.

Andrea Rebello, a public relations major, was killed during the attempted robbery in the home she shared with her twin sister and other Hofstra students.

Police arrived at the two-story Uniondale home at about 2:30 a.m. after one of the three women in the house was released by the suspect and called 911.

"There was shots fired within the house," Chief of detectives Rick Capece told reporters Friday. "We are analyzing it at this time."

It's unclear who shot Rebello or the suspect, who was from Brooklyn.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Comments [1]

Selena from Florida

If the occupants of the home were armed, the outcome of this incident would be very different. Three weeks ago a homeowner shot and killed two of four armed intruders at his home, and the other two ran and were caught. But that was not in New York where the criminals are now in charge. It will only get worse. England and Australia have huge amounts of ARMED home invasions because law abiding citizens were disarmed, and now only criminals have guns. Good luck NY.

May. 17 2013 11:38 AM

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