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Grandmother killed, grandson injured in Levittown; arrests made

LEVITTOWN, N.Y. — Police have arrested two people in connection to the death of a grandmother and the assault of her grandson Wednesday.

Deangelo Gill, left, and Benjamin Lopez, right, were arrested on Sept. 13, 2017, for allegedly killing a woman and injuring her grandson. (Nassau County Police)

Benjamin Lopez, 23, and Deangelo Gill, 19, were arrested Wednesday night and face charges of second-degree murder. They will be arraigned on Thursday.

Police first responded to a 911 call at a home on Newbridge Road around 1:50 p.m.

Once inside the home, police found a 24-year-old man with multiple lacerations to both arms. A woman was also found in a nearby room with lacerations to her body.

The woman, later identified as Lorraine Pizzichemi, 73, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police initially said she was 83 years old.

The grandson was transported in a Nassau Police ambulance to a hospital and treated for his injuries.