crime scene File photo: Rikard Larma / Metro

A Hofstra student and an armed suspect were shot dead early Friday morning during an apparent home invasion.

Police say a man wearing a ski mask forced his way into 213 California Ave. in Uniondale at approximately 2:30 a.m., the New York Post reports. Three women and one man were in the house at the time.

One of the women was allowed to leave the house, and she called 911, Nassau County Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack said. The shooting that killed the suspect and the student occurred when police arrived at the home. It is not cleared who fired the deadly shots.

 

Police have not released any identities. The house is located near Hofstra's campus.

Officials said at a press conference this morning that they suspect the motive was robbery. They said they are investigating and declined to provide further details.

The student killed was Andrea Rebello, 20, according to the Daily News.

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