Police Accidentally Kill Hostage Andrea Rebello During Intense Gunfire with Offender in Home Invasion, Nassau County

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College junior and hostage Andrea Rebello, 21, was shot by a police officer in a gun battle with wanted criminal Dalton Smith with a 15-year criminal history.

Victims tried to give home invader Dalton Smith, 30, their TVs, computers and jewelry to appease the offender that was wanted for a parole violation. He grabbed Jessica Rebello in a headlock and told the victims, “I can’t go back to jail! when Nassau County police officers arrived about 2:20 a.m. Friday May 17, 2013.

John Kourtessis, who is dating Jessica Rebello – the surviving twin sister – and the Rebello twins and their friend Shannon Thomas tried to appease Dalton Smith after he entered their house near the campus of Hofstra University on Long Island, New York.

They were suddenly faced with a ski-mask clad Dalton Smith with a 15-year extensive criminal history, who entered the house and pointed a gun at the four students.

Police believe Dalton Smith targeted the victims after he saw them spend large amounts of money at the bar.

Shannon Thomas was released from the house when said she could give him $700 cash that she could get from an ATM. Shannon Thomas called 9-1-1 as soon as she got out of the house.

Police entered the house and Smith put Andrea in a headlock. Police confronted Smith and told him to put down the gun and let her go, but Smith said he was going to kill her. Gunfire was exchanged. Smith was hit seven times and Andrea was hit once in the head. Both were killed.

POLICE AUDIO: Nassau County Police Department Home Invasion/Robbery Friday, May 17, 2013.

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