FORMER QUEENS and BROOKLYN NYC RESIDENT MASSACRES TWELVE AT THE CAPITAL'S NAVY YARD
Andrea Rebello, a 21 year old Hofstra student was accidentally shot and killed by a Nassau County police officer. The unfortunate incident unraveled when the suspect, Dalton Smith, who was shot and killed by the officer, invaded the home of Andrea Rebello, and her twin sister Jessica Rebello. They both shared the off campus house with 2 other students. The ski- masked intruder, Dalton Smith, had Andrea Rebello in a headlock when the Nassau County Police arrived. Smith took aim at the police officer involved in the shooting, and the officer, faced with a split second decision, fired 8 times. 7 bullets hit and killed the suspect. Unfortunately 1 fatal shot hit the victim, Andrea Rebello.The masked intruder had allowed Andrea's twin sister, Jessica, to leave the house to withdraw money for the intruder, Dalton Smith. She was warned that if she called the police or did not return within minutes he would shoot and kill the remaining occupants of the house he was holding hostage. Jessica called 911, and the Nassau County police immediately responded to the house. That is when the unfortunate incident unfolded.Had the masked gunman not been killed in the incident, he would be facing a variety of criminal charges, such as, Murder, Attempted Murder, Kidnapping, Burglary, Trespass, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, Menacing, and possibly other charges, such as Assault. Andrea Rebello's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2013, in Sleepy Hollow, NY, near her hometown of Tarrytown in Westchester County. We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Andrea Rebello. The circumstances of the shooting remain under investigation.I am CRIMINAL ATTORNEY Luke Scardigno in QUEENS and can be contacted at718 261-5151, or at [email protected].
This unfortunate and tragic incident triggered a multi-police investigation, and a manhunt of grand proportion in modern day history. As I write this blog the police in Watertown, Massachusetts, have moved in on a suspect hiding on a boat and have stated there is a "suspect in custody". An ambulance is on the scene, this time for the suspect. This is the 19 year old suspect law enforcement have been tracking for over 20 hours since Thursday night, April 18, 2013, after shooting and killing his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The brothers were reported throwing explosives devices at police during the brothers' getaway attempt, which also involved over 200 rounds of ammunition. It seems that there is a confirmation that the person is in fact the 19 year old bombing suspect, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.