Hofstra student was killed by policeSubmitted by Temporalist on Sun, 05/19/2013 - 02:29
There was a time when this was a near impossibility. A police officer would never open fire on anyone, anywhere, when an innocent civilian was in harm's way. Nowadays, good luck...
Authorities: Hofstra student was killed by police
"Andrea Rebello was shot once in the head Friday morning by an officer who opened fire after the masked intruder pointed a gun at the officer while holding the 21-year-old Hofstra University student in a headlock, Nassau County homicide squad Lt. John Azzata said.
In a tense confrontation with the officer, gunman Dalton Smith "menaces our police officer, points his gun at the police officer," Azzata said. The officer opened fire, killing Smith and his hostage.
Azzata said the Nassau County police officer fired eight shots at Smith, who police described as having an "extensive" criminal background. Smith was hit seven times and died. Rebello was shot once in the head."