Homeowner Takes Home Invader’s Gun, Shoots Him in the Head With It
Two armed thugs break into New York resident's home, one of them leaves in a body bag
Two armed thugs broke into a New York home with the intention of robbing the occupant and escaping, but it didn't quite go as planned.
After breaking and entering the property in North Bridge Street, Poughkeepsie, one of the suspects lost possession of his pistol to the resident of the property.
The homeowner then opened fire on the two thugs, shooting one of them in the head and neck.
While both the burglars were hit, one managed to escape, but the other wasn't so lucky and died on the floor where he was shot.
According to The Poughkeepsie Journal, the resident called police late Saturday to report that two men with handguns had entered his home and were attempting to rob him.
Police say the man fought the two intruders and at one point grabbed one of the guns and shot one of the men.
The other man fled on foot and has not been arrested.
The less fortunate thug died on the floor with gunshot wounds to the head and neck.
The City of Poughkeepsie Police Department released the identity of the fatal shooting victim.
23-year-old Shamaal J. Irving, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was the armed individual who was killed in the robbery-gone-wrong, according to police.
Police said the tenant appeared to have been specifically targeted.
The resident fought both the men, before taking a gun away from one of them and shooting Irving, according to police.
Irving was still armed with a handgun when he was shot, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy determined the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the neck and head, according to the Dutchess County Medical Examiner's Office.
Police said the second man may have been shot before fleeing the scene on foot.
The man may have fled the area in an unknown vehicle, and he has not received treatment at any local hospitals.
The second man was described as a black man, less than six feet tall with a stocky build.
Anyone with tips on the incident can contact the City of Poughkeepsie Police at 845-451-7577.