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.