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Police shoot, kill robbery suspect in 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

News 12 Staff

Jul 12, 2016, 3:20 PM

Updated 2,901 days ago

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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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