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BENSONHURST, Brooklyn — Police are searching for a second alleged burglar following Monday's home invasion in a Brooklyn home that left another suspect dead.

Officers responded to a burglary in process in a home on 78th Street in the Bensonhurst section of the borough.

When police arrived at the scene, they witnessed one of the suspects climbing out of a window and escaping into the rear yard. The suspect, who police later identified as 39-year-old Orville Edwards, allegedly pointed a revolver at a police officer.  He was shot twice by the officer and later died at Coney Island Hospital.

Police say Edwards was linked to six robberies in 1995.

He was sentenced to 51 years in prison but released in 2014. Edwards was on parole until 2035.

Police are actively searching for a second suspect in the burglary.

The suspect is described as being in his 30s and heavy-set.

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