An intruder was shot and killed in a Cohoes, New York apartment on Sunday, August 5. WYNT NBC News Channel 13 published a story about the shooting on their website.
The incident occurred at a three-story brick building in the 200 block of Remsen Street in Cohoes, New York. The shooting happened at the second floor apartment in the building.
The tenant in the second floor apartment had been waiting with his firearm. So, as the intruder illegally entered the apartment, the victim fired his weapon, killing the intruder. Cohoes Police said that the tenant was “protecting his castle”.
The victim doesn’t live alone in the apartment. Neither he nor any of his family members were harmed during the incident.
Neighbors had mixed reactions. Shirley Thibodeau said that after the incident her daughter called her to tell her mother to “move out” of the building. A similar incident had already happened to Thibodeau.
“This was a while back and I got scared. They came up, knocked on the door, and wanted to know if this person lived here. I said no they don’t live here, and they just pushed through the door. I went upstairs, and I got scared,” Thibodeau said.
Ken Zeoli, another neighbor had a different take. “I believe the shooter knew the victims. I believe it is an isolated incident. I don’t think people have to worry,” Zeoli said.
Cohoes Police haven’t released any further details regarding the incident.
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