QUEENS — An alleged burglar beaten and stabbed to death by two brothers who say they were protecting their Queens home was identified by police on Wednesday.
Shamel Shavuo, 26, was the man hit with a baseball bat and stabbed in his torso Monday in front of a home on Williamson Avenue, police said.
The Hagerstown, Maryland, resident is also a suspect in a July 20 shooting in Baltimore that injured someone, the NY Daily News reports.
No charges have been filed against the brothers in Shavuo’s death, according to NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea, who added that the suspect was known to police.
The brothers, ages 16 and 27, told police that Shavuo knocked and rang the doorbell of their Queens home Monday at about 2:45 a.m. One of the brothers opened the door, and the suspect allegedly tried to force his way inside.
The brothers fended Shavuo off and the fight spilled out onto the street. That’s when the brothers used a baseball bat and knife on the man.
It is not clear what role each of the brothers had in the incident.