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LI home invasion ends in police shootout

January 17, 2012 3:04:25 PM PST
Police officers and thieves traded shots outside a home on Long Island Monday night.

The incident started as a home invasion on Dana Avenue in Valley Stream. Police say the six residents, including four children, were tied up by the suspects, who opened fire as officers responded to the scene.

The officers fired back, and one of the suspects was found dead in the home. However, Nassau County police Lieutenant John Azzata says the suspect may have shot himself.

At least one suspect was seen being taken from the house in handcuffs. Police are investigating if other suspects may have fled the scene.

No officers were hit, but four needed treatment for trauma.

More than 15 police cars, a helicopter and a canine unit were rushed in to seal off the area.

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