Skip to comments.(CA)Neighbors: Early morning shooting an act of self-defense
Posted on 09/04/2012 5:04:45 AM PDT by marktwain
A 19-year-old man shot and killed an intruder who tried to break into his west Patterson home early Monday, Sept. 3, according to the teen's neighbors.
The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department received word at 1:09 a.m. that someone had been shot on the 1400 block of Shearwater Drive, according to Sgt. Frank Fenn of the sheriffs department.
When firefighters and medics arrived at the scene, they found the shooting victim lying dead on the driveway of a home immediately next to the home he sought to burglarize, according to police and neighbors.
Neither the 19-year-old resident nor a sheriff's investigator at the scene had any comment on the matter at about 11 a.m. Monday. Several neighbors said the shooting victim was a man who had tried to break into the home of the teenager, though sheriff's department spokesman Sgt. Anthony Bejaran had not confirmed as of 12:30 p.m. Monday whether that was the case. At the same time, investigators left the scene of the shooting late Monday morning without taking anyone into custody. As of 8 a.m., sheriff's officials had not positively identified the man who was shot, Bejaran said.
A next door neighbor, who did not wish to give his name, said his 9-year-old son had noticed the shooting victim's body lying dead on their driveway after he heard the gunshots. He noted that burglars had previously snapped off window screens of the home where the 19-year-old lived late Saturday or early Sunday, but had not actually broken in or taken anything. He speculated that the would-be burglars had previously gotten spooked and had tried to finish the job early Monday morning at the time of the shooting. The 19-year-old's parents were out of town at the time, and the teenager was at home by himself,
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hmm.. body in the driveway? this can’t be good for the shooter. this is not texas.
Depends on where the perp was hit — and with what caliber. Real life is not Hollywood: many fatal hits do not immediately drop the target in its tracks. Dying punks can stagger quite a distance, sometimes...
Driveway of the neighbor. It is possible that one of the back bedrooms or living room of the house abuts the driveway of the house next door, maybe there is even a fence (that the perp can use to climb up, and/or hide is view from the street). One of my friends has a house just like that, most of the houses in his neihborhood were like that. Often where they built 30x50 foot size lots.
The 19-year-old’s parents are attorneys and he is following their advice. DO NOT TALK TO COPS WHEN YOU SHOOT SOMEONE.
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