Homeowner charged with manslaughter for shooting armed intruder

Homeowner charged with manslaughter for shooting armed intruder

It has come to this…

Surveillance footage shows a burglar opening fire into the home of a Long Island man, but that hasn’t stopped prosecutors from indicting the homeowner for returning fire and killing one of the intruders.

Via Long Island News:

A Huntington Station man has been indicted on manslaughter charges for shooting an alleged home burglar who later died, but his attorney says it’s a clear case of self-defense.

Youssef Abdel-Gawad says a man with a gun was attempting to break into his Huntington Station home back in August. His family shared surveillance video of the incident with News 12 Long Island, and in it, the alleged burglar is seen trying to enter a door. The burglar then pulls out a gun, and a flash is seen that appears to be the burglar firing a shot into the home.

Youssef Abdel-Gawad’s attorney says he came to the door with a rifle and returned fire at the burglar and his alleged accomplices, striking one of them. The accomplice later died.

You can see the surveillance footage which clearly shows one of the burglars brandishing a weapon, accompanied by a flash which indicates the gun was fired into the home.

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