NYC Homeowner Chases Man Into Alley, Beats Him to Death With Metal Object: Police - NBC New York

NYC Homeowner Chases Man Into Alley, Beats Him to Death With Metal Object: Police

The homeowner, identified as Troy George, was charged with murder

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    Bronx Man Charged in Murder of Alleged Attempted Robber

    A Bronx homeowner says he killed someone who was trying to break into his house, but now he's been charged with murder after allegedly beating a man to death with a pipe. NBC New York’s Marc Santia reports.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 20, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A Bronx homeowner saw a 29-year-old man on his property and confronted him, then chased him into an alley, police say

    • The homeowner allegedly picked up a metal object in the alley and hit the man with it, killing him, according to authorities

    • The homeowner, identified as Troy George, was charged with murder

    A 29-year-old man was beaten to death with a metal object by a Bronx homeowner who saw him on his property late Thursday, authorities say. 

    Cops say they responded to a 911 call about a robbery in progress on East 223rd Street in Wakefield shortly before midnight and found the man with severe head trauma. A preliminary probe found the man had nothing on him and hadn't been inside the house, but the 54-year-old homeowner saw him and confronted him. 

    The 29-year-old man ran off and the homeowner chased him into an alley, where he allegedly picked up a metal object and hit the man in the head, authorities say.

    The younger man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. 

    The homeowner, identified as Troy George, was taken into custody and later charged with murder. Information on an attorney for him wasn't immediately available.

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