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Family members say Lackawanna man "died a hero"

Police: Robert Wheeler was stabbed over 20 times
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Posted at 8:44 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 12:41:56-04

A family member says a Lackawanna man "died a hero" after being attacked inside his home on Johnson Street early Tuesday morning.

An aunt of 23-year-old Robert Wheeler says the intruder entered the home around 2am and that Wheeler died protecting his family.

According to Lackawanna Police, Wheeler was stabbed more than 20 times. A suspect in the murder was taken to the hospital after the attack.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover Wheeler's funeral expenses.