Saturday, February 9, 2008

California: Downtown LB Resident Shoots & Kills Alleged Intruder

Long Beach, California

From the Long Beach Report of February 9, 2008
Downtown LB Resident Shoots & Kills Alleged Intruder

On Friday Feb. 8 at about 4:38 p.m., LBPD responded to an incomplete 911 call in a condominium complex in the 200 block of Seaside Way and discovered that a male subject had been fatally shot.

The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim, a 26 year old man who resided at the complex, was in his home when he discovered a suspect entering his residence through a window.

The victim [resident], fearing for his safety, armed himself and fired at the suspect.

Police immediately responded to the scene along with LBFD Paramedics who pronounced the suspect dead at the scene.

At this time, the suspect is only being identified as a 21 year-old LB resident until next of kin is notified.

Due to the circumstances involved, this incident is being investigated as a justifiable homicide.

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