South Pasadena, CA – A man who broke into his estranged girlfriend’s home and attacked her on Saturday morning was beaten with a golf club and stabbed to death by his victim’s mother and sister.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said the incident occurred just before 10 a.m. on Nov. 28 when South Pasadena police responded to a call about a domestic incident in the 500-block of Five Oaks Drive, KABC reported.
Police said that when officers arrived on the scene, the front window of the home was shattered and woman could be heard screaming inside.
Officers entered the residence and found 40-year-old Justin Goss gravely injured, KABC reported.
Paramedics arrived on the scene and declared Goss dead.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives investigated and determined the intruder “was in the process of beating and choking the female victim, her mother and sister came to her aid. During the struggle, the suspect was stabbed and beaten with a golf club,” KABC reported.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Barry Hall told the Los Angeles Times that the two women “tried to pull him off, and it didn’t work; he was too strong.”
“So they had to resort to using weapons,” Lt. Hall explained. “They were well within their right to act in defense of their sister and daughter.”
Police said Goss’ estranged girlfriend was injured in his attack, the Daily Mail reported.
Officials said the 37-year-old woman was transported to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries.
She was later released from the hospital, KABC reported.
Authorities have not released the name of the victim or the family members who came to her aid.
The sheriff’s department’s Homicide Bureau has asked anyone with additional information about the incident to contact them at (323) 890-5500 or call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477, KABC reported.