A home invasion had a deadly ending this morning near Hofstra University, after a masked man reportedly forced his way into an off-campus sorority house and demanded money.
The New York Daily News reports that the man forced his way into the house shortly before 2:30 am and found three women and a man inside. He reportedly held one of the women at gunpoint and sent another to the ATM to withdraw money and return to the home.
The latter woman reportedly called police from the ATM, and according to NBC New York, police officers arrived at the home at about 2:30 am. Shots were fired, and one of the home’s residents and the would-be burglar were killed. It is unclear whether the woman was shot by the intruder or caught in the crossfire.
Neighbor Victoria Dehel, a student at SUNY Westbury, told reporters that she knew someone had been killed as soon as she heard the shots and the screaming. She told the New York Post, “We just heard a girl screaming. It sounded like someone was being murdered. She was screaming ‘No! No! No!’ over and over again.”
Today is the last day of classes on Hofstra campus, which is open. However, the elementary school across the street from the home is closed for the day.
Watch video about the incident, courtesy of CBS New York, below: