By Kevin Deutsch
A Bronx homeowner chased down and beat to death a man he said tried to break into his home Thursday, using a metal pipe to pummel the would-be intruder in his head, authorities said.
Troy George, 54, is charged with murder in the death of the 29-year-old beating victim, who suffered massive head trauma, authorities said. An autopsy will be conducted to determine the exact cause and manner of the man’s death.
Police learned of the killing when they responded to a call of a robbery in progress near East 223rd Street and Barnes Avenue in Williamsbridge, shortly before midnight Thursday, according to the NYPD.
After confronting the alleged intruder, George chased him into an alley and hit him in the head with the pipe, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
George was arrested Friday. It was not immediately clear whether he had an attorney.