Oceanside, CA – A California homeowner fatally shot an armed intruder early Wednesday morning after a group of robbery suspects broke into his house.
The incident occurred at approximately 1:15 a.m. on Nov. 10 at a residence located in the 300-block of Moonstone Bay Drive, according to the Times of San Diego.
Police said at least six people broke into the resident’s home, and that at least one of them was armed with a gun, KSWB reported.
The homeowner was also armed and ultimately opened fire on the group, fatally wounding one of the suspects.
At least one of the suspects returned fire during the confrontation, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Police responded to the house after receiving report of gunfire.
They tried to render emergency medical assistance, but the 31-year-old intruder succumbed to his wounds at the scene, police said.
The homeowner was not injured in the attack, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Additional officers located the rest of the crew in a vehicle nearby and took them into custody.
They were identified as Sydni Tucker, 25, Jaylen Harvey, 24, Michael Simmons, 21, Eric Dunnigan, 21, and Deshawn Ingram, 29, KSWB reported.
Ingram was suffering from a gunshot wound when police found him, but investigators are still working to determine whether he was shot by the homeowner or by a member of his own group.
He was airlifted to the hospital for treatment and will join his alleged accomplices at the jail facility once he is released, according to police.
Ingram was recently convicted of assault with a firearm in another case and was out on bond pending sentencing in that matter when he allegedly committed the armed home invasion, the Times of San Diego reported.
The identity of the intruder who was fatally shot by the homeowner has not been released, according to KSWB.
The suspects have all been charged with robbery and murder in connection with their alleged accomplice’s death due to the fact he was killed during the commission of a felony offense they were involved in, Oceanside Police Department (OPD) spokesperson Jennifer Atenza told the news outlet.