Uniondale, New York
May 18, 2013
Cause of death: Shooting
Last updated: about 5 years ago
The bullet that killed a beautiful Hofstra University student — while the terrified woman was being held hostage by an armed gunman — was fired by a Nassau County cop, authorities said Saturday night.
Officials revealed the tragic twist hours after a hulking career criminal who jumped parole three weeks ago was identified as the ski-mask-wearing assailant.
Ex-con Dalton Smith, 30, was using Andrea Rebello, 21, as a human shield and holding her in a headlock Friday night when he pointed his loaded 9-mm. handgun at a cop, authorities said.
“I’m going to kill her,” Smith barked, according to cops.
A veteran Nassau County officer and former NYPD cop fired eight rounds, with seven striking Smith — and one slamming into Rebello’s head.