A Long Island man shot two burglars, killing one of them, after they broke into his East Islip home, police said Wednesday.
Three men, one armed with a .22 caliber rifle, forcibly entered the house just after midnight, police said. One of the men shot the resident's pit bull dog, police said.
That's when the resident, armed with a shotgun, opened fire on the burglars. One suspect, who has yet to be identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second suspect, 25-year-old Justin Benkov of Mastic, is in critical condition. The third suspect fled and was caught a short time later. Philipe Robinette, of Aquebogue, was charged with burglary and will be arraigned tomorrow. It is unclear if he has a lawyer.
The dog is expected to survive.