Saturday, May 18, 2013
The black gunman who fatally shot a 21-year-old Hofstra University student, Andrea Rebello, has been identified by police as Dalton Smith, 30, of Hempstead - a known criminal who was wanted for absconding parole for robbery
Police also revealed that a warrant was put out for his arrest on April 25, 2013. He had been found guilty of robbery in the 1st degree and had an extensive criminal background going back to 1999 with multiple convictions for theft and assault. He also spent time in prison and was convicted again for handling contraband goods while behind bars. He was shot by police in an attempted robbery on Rebello, her twin and their friends. The black man shot Andrea Rebello as she pleaded for her life. The 30-year-old followed the sisters, Jessica and Andrea, Jessica's boyfriend John Kourtessiss and another student called Shannon Thomas back to the girls' California Avenue sorority house from the popular student bar McHebes. The black gunman targeted the students after seeing them spending large amounts of money in the drinking spot to celebrate the end of the school term.