Hofstra Student Dead in Home Invasion
Armed intruder also killed in botched robbery
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 17, 2013 12:22 PM CDT
Officers guard the area leading to the house where a Hofstra University student and an armed intruder were killed in Uniondale, NY.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

(Newser) – A Hofstra University student who lived in an off-campus house with her twin sister is dead after an armed burglar broke into the house overnight, reports the Daily News. The gunman also was killed. The details of what happened were unclear this afternoon, but the gunshots apparently began after police arrived about 2:30am. The Daily News and the New York Post identify the student as 20-year-old junior Andrea Rebello.

Police say the masked intruder burst into the home about 2:20 after someone answered his knock at the door. The twin sisters, a male, and a third woman were inside. The intruder ordered the third woman to leave and withdraw money from an ATM, and she called police immediately upon leaving the house. Today is the last day of exams on the Long Island campus.

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JT119
May 20, 2013 9:29 AM CDT
Hofstra Student Dead in Home Invasion Should have read Hofstra Student Shot By Police in Home Invasion
RGW
May 18, 2013 9:15 PM CDT
It's looking like the police shot the intruder AND the girl. Seriously messed up outcome.
K.KRANK
May 18, 2013 3:19 AM CDT
Where was the good guy with the gun to stop the bad guy who somehow got a gun