Police ID intruders killed by homeowner

Po­lice have iden­ti­fied the two men who were shot to death after they broke in­to a Frank­ford home the night be­fore Thanks­giv­ing.

Killed on the 5200 block of Bur­ton St. on Nov. 24 were Rashawn Rozi­er, 20, and Isaih Adams, 22, said Sgt. Frank Hayes of the po­lice de­part­ment’s hom­icide unit.

Both men were pro­nounced dead at the house, which is little more than a half-block from Har­bison Av­en­ue. Hayes said a hand­gun was found on the scene.

Po­lice had said soon after the in­cid­ent that the same home had been hit by rob­bers on Nov. 6. On Nov. 24, however, the res­id­ent was armed with a shot­gun. He used it to shoot down the in­truders, who had broken in through a kit­chen win­dow, po­lice said in late Novem­ber.

No one else was wounded, Hayes said Sat­urday.

Earli­er re­ports of the shoot­ing had in­cluded in­form­a­tion that two oth­er young men had been wounded and had taken them­selves to area hos­pit­als. 

Po­lice had said they were not cer­tain if the wounded men had been with the in­truders, but Hayes said those men were in­volved in oth­er shoot­ings in the North­east and had noth­ing to do with the deaths on Bur­ton Street.

The ser­geant said a re­port on the in­cid­ent has been re­ferred to the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice. ••

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