There has been one more arrest in the case of an attempted home invasion that ended with the death of one would-be burglar and the wounding of another, police sources told NY Criminal Lawyers.
Suffolk police investigators found a fourth man involved in the attempted home invasion – a 25-year-old man from Mattituck, who was subsequently arrested. He was charged with first-degree burglary.
NY Criminal Lawyers do not yet know how the police found the latest suspect or how he specifically participated in the attempted burglary. According to police sources, they believed only three men to have been involved in the April 13 incident.
One of the burglars shot a pit bull in the house with a .22-caliber rifle. Then, a resident shot the burglar, killing him. The resident had a permit for the shotgun and no charges have been filed against him. The dog is expected to recover.
The resident also shot another burglar, a 25-year-old man from Mastic. The wounded burglar was taken to Southside Hospital and listed in critical condition. Further details on his condition are unavailable.
The third burglar, a 27-year-old man from Aquebogue, escaped the scene but was soon caught, police sources explained to NY Criminal Lawyers. He was charged with first-degree burglary, and held on $1 million bail after his arraignment. A deputy bureau chief requested that amount due to the third burglar’s previous activities.
Records showed that the third burglar had already been arrested on drug charges, possession of stolen property and criminal mischief. Two of the charges earned him probation and time served. It is not certain what happened with the third charge. In Brooklyn and Queens, Drug Possession would be one of the more serious charges.
The burglar who died in the attempt had already served time in New York and New Jersey and had been arrested for other burglaries in Suffolk County in 2003. He was released in December 2007, police sources indicated to NY Criminal Lawyers, only to be arrested again in 2008 for failing to report to his parole officer. He had been released early, so was force to serve the final two months of his sentence.
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