Police shoot, kill robbery suspect in Bensonhurst

Investigators are still searching for a second suspect, who they believe was wearing a yellow hard hat.

Investigators are still searching for a second suspect, who they believe was wearing a yellow hard hat. (7/12/16)

BENSONHURST - One suspect is dead and another is still at large after an armed home invasion in Bensonhurst.

It happened inside a home on 78th Street near Stillwell Avenue Monday.

Police say two officers responded to an armed home invasion in a third-floor apartment at around 6:30 p.m.

According to police, they saw a man running upstairs toward the third floor.  They say he pushed an AC from the window, jumped out and scaled down the fire escape, hopped a fence and bumped into police backup on the other side.

Police say the suspect pointed a gun at a sergeant.  That sergeant along with another officer shot at the suspect, hitting him twice.  He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators are still searching for a second suspect, who they believe was wearing a yellow hard hat.

Seven adults and an infant inside the home at the time were not hurt. 

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