22-year-old claims self-defense in death of alleged home intruder

A 22-year-old Bronx man is claiming self-defense after killing an alleged home intruder in Parkchester. According to sources close to the investigation, a 23-year-old tried to get into an apartment

News 12 Staff

Jun 22, 2012, 3:51 PM

Updated 4,313 days ago

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22-year-old claims self-defense in death of alleged home intruder
A 22-year-old Bronx man is claiming self-defense after killing an alleged home intruder in Parkchester.
According to sources close to the investigation, a 23-year-old tried to get into an apartment at 1553 Unionport Rd. at around 1 a.m. Friday. People inside the home say that when the 22-year-old answered the door, he was shot in the leg.
Officials say the young man grabbed a knife and stabbed the person at the door in the chest before gaining control of his gun and fatally shooting him. The 22-year-old is recovering in the hospital.
Police say marijuana and other drug paraphernalia were found inside the apartment and the investigation remains ongoing.


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