2 Charged After Faux Deliverer Shoots Man in Attempted Break-in: NYPD - NBC New York

2 Charged After Faux Deliverer Shoots Man in Attempted Break-in: NYPD

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    Men behind a string of Queens home invasions are posing as package deliverers. Checkey Beckford reports. (Published Monday, Nov. 20, 2017)

    What to Know

    • Two men have been arrested after police say they tried to force their way into a home by posing as a deliverers and shooting a man

    • Donte Frasier, 23, and Avery Mitchell, 22, are charged in the case that stems from last month's attempted break-in in Queens, police say

    • The homeowner fought back, and one of the intruders ended up shooting him in the thigh, possibly with a BB gun, officials say

    Two men have been arrested on charges they tried to force their way into a home after one of them posed as a package delivery man last month and shot the man who answered the door, according to authorities. 

    Donte Frasier, 23, was arrested on attempted robbery, assault, and other charges after the attempted break-in on 197th Street in Hollis, Queens, on Nov. 19, while 22-year-old Avery Mitchell was arrested on weapons charges in the case. 

    Authorities allege that Frasier is the man who rang a doorbell with a package in hand and tried to push his way in when a 12-year-old and a 50-year-old came to the door. 

    The homeowner fought back, and the intruder ended up shooting him in the thigh, possibly with a BB gun, police said. Two other men -- one of whom authorities said is Mitchell -- emerged from behind a fence and the trio ran away. It wasn’t clear if the house was targeted or not.

    The victim was taken to an area hospital where he was treated and released. He is expected to be OK, authorities said.

    It's not clear if the third person in the attempted home invasion is still sought or if the men are suspected in other robberies.  

    Attorney information for the men wasn't immediately available.

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