Hofstra student killed by Police

Hofstra student killed by Police

The King Indeed

May 19th, 2013


It truly saddens us here at to report such tagic news regarding the death of a college student (Andrea Rebello), whom attended Hofstra University on Long Island, New York.

Allegedly Dalton Smith, a criminal with several felony charges held Andrea hostage with a loaded hand gun aimed at her head. Unfortunately Andrea was hit by a stray bullet by a veteran cop, while he was shooting at the alleged gunman. Both Andrea and the gunman were killed.

Why am I writing about this on one might ask? Well this topic is a powerful one because “we” must ask ourselves why would a veteran cop shoot at this viscious criminal while he had a hostage in a head lock? Yes I am fully aware that the assailant pointed his gun at the Police…but whatever happened to using your discretion? (Please do not think that we here at are bashing cops. The King Indeed would love to read your opinions regarding this sensitive matter.

[PS-My condolensces to the family whom lost Andrea Rebello & I am confident that this cop followed the proper protocol]

-The King Indeed-


  1. Pat says:

    This is a truly sad story in every aspect. The Rebello family lost a daughter, the police officer has to live the rest of his life with the decision he made and the criminal causing all this is dead.
    My heart goes out to Andreas’ family. Having to bury a child is every parents’ worst nightmare.
    As far as the police, they are faced with making split second decisions, unfortunately they aren’t always the best decisions. Many people are upset with the way the police handled the situation causing the death of a young woman with a bright future. It’s always easy for people, after tragic events happen, to dissect the incident and become critics. The police officer will have to live the rest of his life knowing he killed this young woman. He will need a lot of therapy to learn to deal with what happened, he’ll re-play those 2 mins in his head ten thousand times a day for the rest of his life on earth. I agree with you, I am confident this officer followed protocol.
    As for the criminal – why was he out on the street? Death was the easy way out for this man.
    May the police officer find peace within himself to continue his life knowing he did all he could do.
    May the Rebello family not lose faith in the man above, May Andrea rest in peace.

  2. Junglej24 says:

    no one had to die in a Saturday this is a simple case of shoot first and ask questions later.

  3. martina toze says:

    this is sad…god bless the families. and that damn cop…mann. someone need to come save his ass too(shoot him).

  4. Bigg Litho says:

    I really don’t know what else to say about Bacon Nation! A veteran cop??? I honestly don’t know what else to say…SMH!!!

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