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Alleged burglar dies after being shot by police in Brooklyn: NYPD

Posted: 7:03 PM, Jul 11, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-11 22:31:21-04

BENSONHURST, Brooklyn — A burglar who was shot by police in Brooklyn has died Monday evening, police said.

The shooting happened around 6:40 p.m.  in front of 2271 78th St., in the Bensonhurst section of the borough. Officers were responding to a burglary in progress at an occupied home when they saw the suspect fleeing the apartment.

The suspected burglar scaled a fence and pointed a revolver at the officers.

He was shot twice and taken to the hospital where he later died.

The circumstances surrounding the shooting were not immediately clear.

Initial investigation shows a second suspected burglar fled the scene before officers arrived.

The seven adults and infant at the apartment where the burglary was happening were not injured.

Police recovered a gun at the scene.