Teen fatally shot in home invasion

A 19-year-old man is dead after a home in­va­sion and shoot­ing on Monday morn­ing in the North­east’s Wooden Bridge Run sec­tion.

The vi­ol­ence oc­curred at about 10:23 a.m. in an apart­ment build­ing on the 9400 block of Fair­green Lane, said Of­ficer Leeloni Palmiero, a po­lice de­part­ment spokes­wo­man. The vic­tim’s girl­friend told po­lice that she heard someone try­ing to kick in the door of his second-floor apart­ment. After she ducked in­to a closet for cov­er, the girl­friend heard a gun­shot. She ex­ited the closet and saw her boy­friend stag­ger­ing onto a bed with a single wound of the chest.

The girl­friend said she did not see the uniden­ti­fied in­truder, who fled the scene in an un­known dir­ec­tion. Para­med­ics pro­nounced the 19-year-old dead at the scene with­in minutes. Au­thor­it­ies have not re­leased his name. De­tect­ives are try­ing to de­term­ine a motive in the case. ••

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