62-Year-Old Man Kills Home Invader with Suspect’s Own Gun

April 1, 2021

SAN DIEGO, California—One home-invasion suspect is dead and another on the loose after a struggle in a Mount Hope home overnight, reports NBC7 San Diego.

The home invasion happened just before 9:15 p.m. on 43rd Street, south of Market Street. The resident called 911 and explained to dispatchers he had shot one of the robbers.

Once police officers arrived on the scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound in the living room. Medics responded and administered CPR, however, the suspect did not survive despite lifesaving efforts.

According to 619 News Media, the 62-year-old Asian man told police there were two men outside his home when he arrived. He stated one of the men pointed a pistol at him and he was told to go inside. The two suspects then began searching the home for valuables.

At some point, the 62-year-old was able to disarm the armed suspect and point his own gun at him. The disarmed suspect then charged him and he fired repeatedly at the man. It’s not clear if the 62-year-old emptied out.

The other suspect, described to be in his 30 and is of Asian descent, fled the scene, according to NBC7 San Diego. The 62-year-old then called 911.

Anybody with information about the case is being urged to contact San Diego police at (619) 531- 2293. Tips can be called in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Feature Image via ABC10 News San Diego

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