Bronx Homeowner Kills Would-Be Intruder With Metal Pipe; Charged With Murder

By Kevin Deutsch
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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.

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Kevin Deutsch is a Staff Writer for Bronx Justice News covering the criminal justice system, drugs, and DNA use by law enforcement. An award-winning journalist, Deutsch is the author of the true crime books "Pill City" and "The Triangle." He has worked on staff at the Daily News, Miami Herald, Newsday, The Palm Beach Post, and The Riverdale Press. His work has also appeared in Newsweek, Columbia Journalism Review, The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Forward, The Independent, Huffington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and the New York Post, among other publications. His numerous television appearances include spots on CNN, MSNBC, and C-SPAN's BookTV. He has also been featured in The New Yorker. A Bronx resident, Deutsch hosts the true crime podcast "A Dark Turn" on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network.