New York university students honor classmate shot by police in confrontation with intruder

MINEOLA, N.Y. - Students at a New York university honored a student who was accidentally shot by police in a confrontation with an intruder.

Hofstra University students wore white ribbons at their graduation ceremony Sunday to honor Andrea Rebello.

The ceremony came two days after Rebello died when the masked man entered her off-campus home on Long Island.

A police officer aiming at the would-be robber opened fire, hitting the 21-year-old college junior as well as the ex-convict who had entered the house.

On Saturday evening, flags on campus were at half-staff and students held a silent outdoor in front of a photo of the young woman. Surrounded by candles and flowers, they sang "Ave Maria."

Rebello's funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Sleepy Hollow, which is in Westchester County

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