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Father speaks out after teen killed during home invasion

NORTH COVENTRY TWP., Pa. - Authorities in Chester County are looking for the people who shot and killed a teenager during a home invasion.

Police say the three intruders wanted to rob the apartment.

David Doyle Jr. said his son, David Doyle III, 17, was killed when three armed robbers burst into their apartment in North Coventry Township late Sunday night.

"I just seen David jump up and he just wrestled with the guy and then the next thing I know it was like I seen a flash and pop," he said.

Overcome with emotion, Doyle Jr. told 69 News he believes the robbers targeted the apartment because they thought he had money.

Investigators say the shooting wasn't random but aren't releasing many details.

"I can't even close my eyes anymore I just replay it over and over in my head," Doyle Jr. said.

"It's sad I mean you don't know why he was shot that's the thing you want questions and answers and you want to know why a 17-year-old life ended so quickly so," said neighbor Bobby Majcher. 

Police said they've identified at least one possible suspect.

Investigators say the trio was last seen running toward a wooded area behind the apartment complex. They say K9s tracked their scent to a parking lot.

"All I kept remembering was I seen a gun and I was like David no, just let them take whatever they want it was just too late he was just trying to protect his family," Doyle Jr. said.

He is calling his son a hero and said the teenager was on track to get his GED and join the Marines.

North Coventry police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to contact them at 610-323-8360.

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