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BigRichard
05-19-2013, 05:12 AM
I am really surprised this wasn't posted yet...

New York (CNN) -- A Hofstra University student who died during a confrontation between a home invasion suspect and authorities was killed by police gunfire, a Nassau County, New York, police spokeswoman said Saturday.

Police fired eight shots at the intruder, who authorities say was holding a gun to the head of Andrea Rebello, 21, during a home invasion robbery Friday at an off-campus house in Uniondale.

One of the shots hit Rebello in the head, killing her, police spokeswoman Maureen Roach said.

Also killed was the intruder, whom authorities identified as Dalton Smith, 30, of Hempstead. He was struck seven times.

Authorities say Smith was wearing a mask. He invaded the home Rebello shared with her twin sister and two others during the predawn hours on Friday.

At some point, a female roommate of the twins was able to leave the home and call police, a police spokesman told CNN on Friday.

When a police officer arrived, Smith was holding a gun to Rebello's head, Roach said.

He told the officer he was going to kill Rebello, and then turned the handgun toward the officer, she said.

The officer, fearing for his life, drew his gun and fired, Roach said.

Authorities have not identified the officer.

At the time of the shooting, Smith was wanted for jumping parole, police said.

He was on parole for first-degree robbery and had an "extensive" arrest history that includes robbery, assault, and promoting prison contraband, said police in Nassau County.

A warrant for his arrest was issued April 25 for allegedly absconding from parole, police said

Rebello's high school principal, Carol Conklin-Spillane, said the twins' home community in Westchester, New York, was heartbroken.

She described Rebello as a fun-loving, personable and self-aware young woman.

Her parents, Fernando and Nella Rebello, are closely tied to the Portuguese community, and always worked to create opportunities for their children, Conklin-Spillane said.

Rebello, a junior, was majoring in public relations.

Hofstra University said it is offering counseling to students.

"Our hearts and minds and our thoughts and prayers are with her family, her friends and her classmates," the university said in a statement.

A funeral mass is planned for Wednesday.

CNN's Michael Martinez, Brittany Brady and AnneClaire Stapleton contributed to this report


http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/18/us/new-york-student-killed/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

LiveSteam
05-19-2013, 08:13 AM
Sad deal

Comrade Crapski
05-19-2013, 09:01 AM
Only cops should have guns.

petegz28
05-19-2013, 11:15 AM
So the Cop in fear of his life shot the girl he is supposed to be giving up his life to protect???


This is so tragic. I am sure the Cop feels like ass but he should.

A Salt Weapon
05-19-2013, 11:20 AM
Wait a second, I thought new york stopped criminals from having guns with all their unconstitutional laws.

Bump
05-19-2013, 11:26 AM
Wait a second, I thought new york stopped criminals from having guns with all their unconstitutional laws.

they only care about law abiding citizens owning guns.

anyways. Sad deal. I can't make a judgement yet on the cop. He could have been a good dude put in an extremely bad situation. 8 shots does seem like a lot when a dude is holding a hostage.

I doubt these cops have expert marksmen training, bullets are probably too expensive to train them all. I don't know though.

But why empty your clip when a dude is holding the hostage? Maybe back out and get a negotiator?

It's probably just a terrible situation the cop was put in, but there are a few questions that need answered.

Bob Dole
05-19-2013, 11:57 AM
I doubt these cops have expert marksmen training, bullets are probably too expensive to train them all. I don't know though.

Maybe the Feds should share some of the ammo they are stockpiling.

nstygma
05-19-2013, 02:34 PM
very sad

http://i.imgur.com/HII1nfF.jpg

notorious
05-19-2013, 02:52 PM
Another thug was let go to commit another crime.

Prison Bitch
05-19-2013, 03:18 PM
Looks like Obamas son to me

Frazod
05-19-2013, 03:30 PM
Hostage/perp targets are a big part of the competitive shooting I do. White silhouettes represent hostages, brown silhouettes represent bad guys. Drawing from a holster and hitting an obscured target quickly is hard, and that's just a paper target - not a real person holding a gun. It's a point deduction when you fuck up what I do - in real life, it's a dead woman.

I feel bad for the cop. That must be a hell of a thing to get past.

ChiliConCarnage
05-20-2013, 06:29 AM
After reading that the perp turned the gun on the officer. Oh man. Awful awful situation for both families. While it's incredibly unfortunate I don't think the officer should be identified or punished.

Comrade Crapski
05-20-2013, 06:41 AM
What, no whitegirlbleedalot jokes from the Obamunist contingency?

Garcia Bronco
05-20-2013, 11:27 AM
After reading that the perp turned the gun on the officer. Oh man. Awful awful situation for both families. While it's incredibly unfortunate I don't think the officer should be identified or punished.

I agree. Once that dude said what he said and pointed the gun at the officer...all bets are off.

FishingRod
05-20-2013, 12:18 PM
White silhouettes represent hostages, brown silhouettes represent bad guys. .

They don't have Names like Jon Benet and Travon on them do they?

Earthling
05-20-2013, 01:27 PM
Beautiful young woman. Tragic.

jspchief
05-20-2013, 05:15 PM
Sounds like a guy that should have been out on parole.

Frazod
05-20-2013, 05:55 PM
They don't have Names like Jon Benet and Travon on them do they?

Nah. It is sort of implied, though. :D

A Salt Weapon
05-20-2013, 06:18 PM
I agree. Once that dude said what he said and pointed the gun at the officer...all bets are off.

I disagree, the officer put his life above the hostage. He didn't go all gung ho opening fire until his life was threatened. As civilians, we're responsible for each round fired and there is no reason that a police officer shouldn't be also. If this was a citizen that executed the woman, they would have been charged immediately with manslaughter and likewise so should the cop.

The police department was notified it was a hostage situation and sent 2 officers? There was something like 16 shots fired, the criminal never fired a shot.
Maybe I am Monday morning qbing, but it seems like the officer should have retreated and allowed individuals trained in hostage situations to proceed.

Garcia Bronco
05-20-2013, 07:26 PM
I disagree, the officer put his life above the hostage. He didn't go all gung ho opening fire until his life was threatened. As civilians, we're responsible for each round fired and there is no reason that a police officer shouldn't be also. If this was a citizen that executed the woman, they would have been charged immediately with manslaughter and likewise so should the cop.

The police department was notified it was a hostage situation and sent 2 officers? There was something like 16 shots fired, the criminal never fired a shot.
Maybe I am Monday morning qbing, but it seems like the officer should have retreated and allowed individuals trained in hostage situations to proceed.

No doubt they failed operational based on the information provided.

nstygma
05-20-2013, 11:14 PM
she'd still be alive today if she'd have urinated on the intruder. or does that only work in Colorado?

CrazyPhuD
05-21-2013, 01:04 AM
Well maybe if the cops only had 7 rounds like the rest of NY their might not have been an 8th round to kill her!

Seriously though, it's probably true the cop fucked up, but in a high stress situation people make mistakes. Everyone is human, it's hard to blame the cop and honestly the punishment he'll put himself through is probably worse than anything else!

That said here's ABCnews lead picture of her....

http://a.abcnews.com/images/US/ht_andrea_rebello_boyfriend_nt_130520_wg.jpg

Can you say she looks like the devil here????

Has the media campaign to turn public opinion against here???:tinfoil: