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Third suspect identified in violent Marine Park home invasion

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Police have identified the third suspect in the violent home invasion that took place in Marine Park on Oct. 8.

Cops are looking for the public’s help in finding Tyrique Rushing, 20, who is described as six feet tall, with a thin-to-medium build, and was last seen wearing glasses, a black du-rag, black pants, a black T-shirt with “Dreamville” printed on it, and black sneakers, according to police.

The two other suspects, Lance Jurkinen and Shirnel Sobers, were arrested on Oct. 9 for allegedly breaking into an elderly couple’s home on Madison Place and Avenue R, attacking the 72-year-old husband — a retired cop — as well as sexually assaulting his 71-year-old wife.

The suspects allegedly slashed the retired police officer’s face with a boxcutter and hit him in the head with a gun, according to authorities.

They then allegedly stole the couple’s car and fled the scene, but Jurkinen and Sobers were stopped in the stolen car at the Battery Tunnel and brought in for questioning by police.

They were later charged with attempted murder, assault, burglary, grand larceny, and criminal possession of a weapon, according to police.

Both victims were brought to Maimonides Medical Center for treatment, cops said.

The retired couple were previously victims of a burglary last July, when the former cop’s firearm was stolen and has not been recovered since, according to police.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips on the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

Reach reporter Kevin Duggan at (718) 260–2511 or by e-mail at kduggan@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @kduggan16.
Updated 11:41 am, October 22, 2018
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