This young lady had her whole life ahead of her.
Hofstra Co-Ed Killed In Police Shootout
According to The NY Daily News
A Hofstra University junior and a ski-masked gunman were shot to death early Friday as police responded to a break-in at the woman’s off-campus house, cops said.
The slain student was in the home with her twin sister and a third student when she was mortally wounded about 2:30 a.m., said Nassau County Police Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack.
Police acknowledged that officers opened fire inside the two-story home, but couldn’t confirm who fired the bullets that killed the popular college student and her unidentified captor.
“There were shots fired in the house,” said Chief of Detectives Rick Capece. “We are analyzing it at this time, and a gun was recovered in the house.”
Asked if the suspect fired his weapon, Capace said authorities wouldn’t comment “until we get more info.”
A neighbor said she heard screams coming from 213 California Ave. in Uniondale shortly before the first gunshots.
“We heard the yelling and then five loud bangs,” said Victoria Behel, 20, who lives five houses away. “It sounded like a college girl … It sounded like she was fighting for her life.”
While authorities didn’t identify the victim, friends said the dead woman was Andrea Rebello, 21, who shared the house with her twin sister, Jessica, and several sorority sisters.
The gun-toting intruder forced his way into the two-story house after knocking on the front door around 2:20 a.m., Nassau County police said.
The twins, a third woman and a man were inside when the armed robber burst through the front door. The assailant apparently ordered the unidentified third woman to visit a nearby ATM and make a cash withdrawal as he held her friends hostage.
But she immediately dialed 911 after leaving the house to report the break-in and hostage situation, police said.
Cops arrived at the scene at 2:29 a.m., and shots were fired inside the home, police confirmed. All four people in the house were Hofstra students.
SUNY Old Westbury student Victoria Dehel, 20, who lives down the street from the crime scene, said she heard bangs and screaming when she arrived home early Friday.
She and her sister lived in Tarrytown, N.Y. Police said Jessica Rebello was with family members hours after the slaying.
The slain gunman was not identified.
The killings rocked the Long Island campus just two days before graduation.
Do you think America needs to have a serious discussion about police protocol in America?