An off-duty NYPD officer shoots an intruder on Long Island

An off-duty NYPD detective shot dead a man who broke into his Long Island home early Saturday, according to police and sources.

The break-in happened at 3:30 a.m. at the detective’s home on Fifth Avenue in West Babylon, according to the Suffolk County Police Department investigating the shooting.

The detective, who works in the 115th Precinct in Jackson Heights, grabbed his gun and fired a shot that caught the intruder in the eye, sources said.

The intruder didn’t have a gun but yelled, “I’m going to kill you,” according to sources.

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The intruder, who was shot in the eye, was hospitalized and is expected to survive.

The officer’s wife and children were sleeping at home, sources said.

The intruder was taken to hospital and is expected to survive, Suffolk Police said.

According to sources, the officer was not injured.

The NYPD referred questions about the shooting to the Suffolk Police Department. An off-duty NYPD officer shoots an intruder on Long Island


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