WOODMERE, N.Y. (WPIX)—Police are searching for two men involved in an early morning home invasion that left a young Long Island man dead.
According to authorities, the robbery which escalated into a kidnapping happened at around 1:40 a.m. at a South End Avenue residence in Woodmere.
Two armed male suspects ambushed the two victims - the son of the homeowner and a family friend - in the driveway as the pair were returning home, police said.
The victims were later forced into the backseat of their own car at gunpoint. As the vehicle - driven by one of the suspects - drove away from the home, one of the victims managed to break free and jump out of the moving car to safety.
A short time later, the second victim then attempted to jump out of the vehicle as it turned onto Andover Avenue. Police say he was able to do so but not before being shot in the chest.
As the suspects proceeded to flee in the vehicle, the wounded victim ran through backyards and over fences until reaching the rear patio of 9 Andover Avenue, police said. He banged on the door prompting the frightened homeowners to call 911.
When police arrived to the scene, the victim was transported to South Nassau Communities Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 10:45 a.m.
Authorities are now looking for the two suspects involved in the incident. The first subject is described as a black male, 5'6", mid 20's, brown skin, black hair, corn rows, mustache and goatee, thick eyebrows wearing a black tee shirt and red shorts, armed with a small handgun.
The second subject is described as a black male, 6'2", mid 20's, dark complexion, thin build, clean shaven wearing a black doo rag, dark baggy jeans and armed with a handgun. The subject was either wearing a red and white shirt or two layered shirts, one white, the other red, police said.
The vehicle in which the suspects were last seen in is described as a black 2004 Infinity New York registration DYM2184.
Police are urging anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. All callers will remain anonymous.
SHELLEY NG CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT.