Godfather faults NY police in student death

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Associated Press

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 8:37 AM

Updated Monday, May 20 at 3:09 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — The godfather of a New York college student accidentally killed by a police bullet says the officer should have negotiated instead of firing as an armed intruder held the young woman hostage.

Henrique Santos, of Eastchester, tells the Journal News (http://lohud.us/12Q1LzB) that he is angry about the shooting of Andrea Rebello on Friday. Santos also wonders why eight shots were fired instead of one.

Rebello's twin sister was in the Long Island house when the shooting occurred.

Santos says Jessica Rebello now cries instead of sleeping. He says the twins did everything together.

The funeral for the Hofstra University student will be Wednesday in Sleepy Hollow, north of New York City.

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