Three people were shot and the suspect is dead following a Brooklyn home invasion Thursday afternoon, police sources told NBC New York.
A man tried to push his way inside a Williamsburg apartment on Broadway where a husband and wife live, according to two senior NYPD officials. That man took out a gun and shot both the husband, who police officials believe was trying to keep the gunman out, and the woman.
The woman inside the third-floor apartment then got a firearm that belongs to her 36-year-old husband and shot the suspect in the head, who was outside the door and still trying to get inside, according to senior police officials.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was who inside the apartment was in critical condition at Elmhurst Hospital after being shot in the back, police said. The 29-year-old woman was shot in the right arm, and was said to be in stable condition at Kings County Hospital.
An officer was seen carrying two guns from the building, and police confirmed two firearms were recovered.
Back in October 2019, there was a report of a home invasion and robbery at the same apartment, where the same woman lived. She called police about a push-in robbery, senior NYPD officials said, in which two suspects stole her wallet with cash inside.
The suspects in the reported 2019 break-in were not caught.
An investigation is ongoing into Thursday's deadly home invasion. Police said it's unclear if the suspect and victims knew each other before the shooting.