One suspect at large, one killed by police after Brooklyn home invasion
Two men had posed as workmen with construction uniforms and hard hats to gain entry to the house while eight people were inside.
Police are searching for a suspect who fled after a Brooklyn home invasion that ended with police shooting one man in the street.
Around 6:30 p.m. on Monday, officers responded to a burglary in progress at 2271 78thStreet in Bensonhurst, police reported.
Two men had posed as workmen with construction uniforms and hard hats to gain entry to the house, ABC7 reported. Once inside, they revealed their guns and rounded up the seven adults and infant in the house before starting to burglarize it.
When police arrived, they saw one man flee through a rear window and descend a fire escape, authorities stated. After jumping a wall onto Stillwell Avenue, that suspect allegedly pointed his gun at a uniformed sergeant before two officers fatally shot him. His revolver was recovered by police.
The other suspect had fled just prior to the arrival of authorities, police added. He was described as a heavyset black man in his 30s possibly wearing a yellow hard hat.
None of the victims in the house were injured during the incident, police stated, adding that the name of the deceased suspect has not been released.