Pennsbury man shot during home invasion

A Pennsbury Township resident was shot while struggling with three home invaders at his Hillendale Road house shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 24. The 63-year-old victim, attorney Fred Barakat, was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center with injuries that are described as moderate, non-life threatening.

Police said one of the attackers is a white man, 30-40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with short blond hair. The other two men wore masks. The suspects' vehicle is described as a white or cream colored Mitsubishi Diamanté. Police also said they do not believe this to be a random act. No further details were made available. will update this report as more information is released.

Barakat is a bankruptcy attorney with offices in Chadds Ford and Wilmington.


According to a source close to the victim, Barakat underwent surgery for a bullet wound to the leg on Wednesday, Sept. 26. He is also being interviewed by police for further information. Police said on Sept. 27 they would would release more information as it became available.

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