Homeowner Fatally Shoots Home Invader Posing As Sheriff's Deputy
Lindsay, CA – A homeowner fatally shot a home invader who busted through his front door posing as a sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday night.
The incident occurred at about 10 p.m. on Feb. 4 at a home in the 2200-block of Avenue 256 near Road 216, KFSN reported.
The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office said the suspects banged on the homeowner’s front door yelling “Sheriff’s Office,” KBAK reported.
The homeowners told investigators that the suspects forced the front door open and pushed their way inside.
That’s when the homeowner, who was armed, confronted the home invaders, KBAK reported.
The suspects were also armed and opened fire on the homeowner, who shot back at them.
There were three people inside the home when the home invaders gained entry, including a 13-year-old boy who called 911 as the suspects busted through the door, according to KFSN.
The homeowner fatally shot one of the home invaders, and at least one other suspect escaped.
When Tulare County sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene, they found one suspect dead inside the house, according to a press release from the sheriff’s department.
No one else was injured during the incident, KFSN reported.
Police have not yet released the dead suspect’s name or any other information about the incident.
The investigation is ongoing as police look for additional suspects who participated in the home invasion, KFSN reported.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at 559-733-6218.