Dalton Smith, 30

Uniondale, New York
May 18, 2013

Agencies: New York Police Department NYPD | Nassau County Police Department New York

Cause of death: Shooting

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Last updated: almost 6 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.