STATE POLICE on Tuesday were still working to determine why a prominent Chester County attorney was targeted in a violent home invasion Monday night.
Fred Barakat, 63, a well-known bankruptcy lawyer with offices in Chester County and Wilmington, was shot during a home invasion shortly after 6 p.m. at his secluded house on Hillendale Road in Pennsbury Township. Police said three men - two wearing masks - burst into Barakat's home, and a struggle ensued before he was shot.
He was taken to Crozer-Chester Medical Center with nonlife-threatening injuries. State Police said they believe that Barakat was targeted but were not yet sure why.