UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A funeral mass is planned for next week for a Hofstra University student who was shot and killed during a break-in at her apartment on the school’s campus in Uniondale.
The funeral for Andrea Rebello will be Wednesday at St. Teresa of Avila Church in the Westchester County town of Sleepy Hollow. The newspaper says the service will be in Portuguese.
Rebello, her twin sister Jessica, a man and another woman were inside a house Rebello shared with her sorority sisters at 213 California Ave., when a gunman wearing a ski mask forced his way in around 2:28 a.m., Nassau County Deputy Inspector Kenneth Lack said.
Police arrived at the house 10 minutes after the suspect allowed one of the women to leave, possibly to go get cash. The woman then called 911, Lack said.
Authorities announced on Saturday that it was an officer’s bullet that struck Rebello. The woman was struck and killed after officers opened fire on alleged home invader Dalton Smith, said Nassau County Homicide squad Lt. John Azzata. Smith was apparently making a motion indicating that he was going to fire on officers as he dragged Rebello out of the house in a headlock, according to authorities.
Smith was hit seven times, Rebello was struck once in the head.