Nassau County police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding 22-year-old man suspected of committing a burglary near his Point Lookout home on Monday night, authorities said.
Officers were investigating a break-in on Lynbrook Avenue shortly before midnight Tuesday where a woman reported that a man armed with a tool or knife broke into her home, police said. The burglar fled after the woman, who was with her young child, screamed.
Police suspected the burglar was the same man who had been repeatedly kicked out of the nearby Buoy Bar several hours earlier, investigators said. Officers had responded to a disturbance at the bar but the man police said was responsible had left prior to police arrival.