HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Family members have been arguing that it was a clear case of self-defense when a Huntington Station man shot and killed an alleged home burglar.
But Youssef Abdel-Gawad has been charged with manslaughter, even though he said he was only trying to protect his family, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported Tuesday.READ MORE: Times Square Shooting Suspect Farrakhan Muhammad Taken Into Custody
The family hopes surveillance video will clear their son, CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported.
“It’s a sad situation,” said the defendant’s brother, Ramy Abdel-Gawad. “Video will show, you know, he was doing what anybody would do to protect his family.”