College student shot, killed by police during confrontation

August 30, 2011 12:34:43 PM PDT
An investigation is underway into the deadly police shooting of a college student on Long Island.

The 23-year-old was pronounced dead after he ran onto a beach near his family's Lynbrook Avenue home.

Officers went to the house to talk to him, possibly about a report of a burglary.

The man fled on foot onto Bayside Drive when he was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

They say they found him holding a 12-inch knife.

Residents said he was a well-known athlete in high school and played baseball at college.