NY Man Wanted on Rape Charges Shot by Citizen

Troopers say a man fired four shots at the rape suspect

Friday, Oct 11, 2013  |  Updated 8:34 PM EDT
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Police say the hunt for an escaped rapist in Orange County, New York ended when a neighbor shot and killed the suspect. The armed citizen is facing murder charges.Chris Glorioso reports.

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Police say the hunt for an escaped rapist in Orange County, New York ended when a neighbor shot and killed the suspect. The armed citizen is facing murder charges.Chris Glorioso reports.

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A New York man wanted by upstate police on rape and other charges has been shot and killed by a citizen after a confrontation.

New York State Police say Norris Acosta-Sanchez confronted David Carlson Friday morning on his property in the Town of Deerpark, about 94 miles northwest of New York City.

They say the 35-year-old Acosta-Sanchez was wanted by police in Rockland County on a second-degree rape warrant.

Troopers say the 42-year-old Carlson, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun, told Acosta-Sanchez they would go to a neighbor's house and call police.

But at some point, troopers say Carlson fired four shots, fatally striking Acosta-Sanchez. Carlson was charged with second-degree murder. He was in custody and unavailable for comment Friday. It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney.

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