Long Beach man, 80, fatally shoots burglar

Jul 24, 2014 12:10 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - An 80-year-old Long Beach man says he shot and killed a woman he caught burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant.

Tom Greer tells KNBC-TV that he confronted the woman and a male accomplice who were ransacking his house late Tuesday.

Greer says there was a struggle and the pair ran after he brandished a .22-caliber revolver and fired twice.

He says the woman told her she was going to have a baby, but he shot her anyway.

Deputy Police Chief David Hendricks confirmed at a Wednesday news conference that the man shot and killed the suspect after apparently interrupting a crime in progress. It was not immediately clear whether any charges would be filed against Greer for the shooting.

The male suspect got away.


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