California homeowner shoots intruder who tried to burglarize house: police

Please log in or register to do it.

An armed California homeowner shot at a group of would-be burglars who broke into his house in an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood Monday, police say.

Police say that at least two suspects entered a home in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Valley Village at around 3 p.m. when they were confronted by the homeowner who opened fire and struck one of the perpetrators twice with a semi-automatic handgun.

The other suspect fled before police arrived on the scene a short time later.  


Police outside the home of a shooting

An armed California homeowner shot at a group of would-be burglars who broke into his house in an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood Monday, police say. (KTTV)

Police found the 25-year-old suspect injured inside the home, located at the 11600 block of Addison Street, while the homeowner, who was in the house on his own at the time, was also injured, LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz said at a press briefing Monday.

Muniz did not say how the owner was injured but that he was transported to a local hospital. She believes the home was randomly targeted.  

The injured suspect, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition. It is unclear if the home invaders were armed. 

“Two suspects entered a residence with an occupant inside,” Muniz said. “That occupant armed himself with a handgun and fired at the potential burglars that were inside of his home.”


Aerial view of home intruder

An aerial view of the scene Monday. (KTTV)

“I can’t confirm if there was a physical altercation, but I do know that the [homeowner] was injured during this incident and transported to the hospital.”

Muniz said that the at-large suspect is described as an African American male in his early 20s.

Police set up a perimeter around the neighborhood while they searched for the remaining suspects and residents were urged to stay indoors, Fox 11 reports. 

Muniz said burglaries have increased across the city of Los Angeles. 


Police at the scene of a home invasion

Police cordoned off the scene after the shooting. (KTTV)

“Moving forward, the best line of defense is knowing your neighbors and being aware of who’s around, ensuring that you secure your windows,” Muniz said. “The weather is increasingly getting warmer, leaving windows open invites burglars as well, so just being aware of those sort of preventative measures.”

In April, a homeowner shot a burglar inside a gated home in coastal Newport Beach, California.

Related Posts
London police seek to ID those in ‘racially aggravated altercation’ at metro station amid anti-Israel protests

British transportation police released images on Sunday while seeking to identify those involved in a "racially aggravated altercation" captured on Read more

House Speaker Johnson facing first true challenge since climbing leadership ladder

You can put lipstick on a pig, but…If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck…What’s in a Read more

Newly released photos show mysterious cocaine discovered in White House

Photos showing the mysterious cocaine discovered inside the White House over the summer have been released after being obtained via Read more

How an Abortion Case Shaped House Speaker Mike Johnson’s Career

An employee of the hospital where Ms. Daniels was being treated urged Ms. Stelly to call Mr. Benton and Mr. Read more

Ukrainian rescuers continue search at Kyiv children's hospital hit by Russian missile
Mayorkas extends Yemen's temporary legal status as country battles Iran-backed militants: ‘Extreme risk’

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *