Homeowner Shoots Four Burglars During Midnight Home Invasion

Jessica Aynes was fatally shot after she and three accomplices broke into an armed homeowner's residence on Thursday.

Yuma, AZ – An armed homeowner defended himself during a midnight home invasion on Thursday, when he shot all four intruders who burst into his residence.

One of the burglars, 28-year-old Jessica Aynes, later died of her wounds, KYMA reported.

The incident occurred at approximately 1:38 a.m., when the unnamed homeowners were awakened by the sound of someone trying to break in.

A neighbor said the homeowner flickered the lights as a warning to alert the burglars that the home was occupied.

But they came in anyway.

The homeowner opened fire, striking all four of the suspects.

“The subjects made entry into the home and during the process of the home invasion and burglary, an occupant of the home fired several rounds, striking all four of the subjects,” the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said, according to The Epoch Times.

The 911 center received multiple calls about the incident, including one from the homeowner, Yuma County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Alfonso Zavala told KYMA.

Edith Guerrero, 36, Jaden James, 18, Leonardo Gonzalez, 27, and Aynes were all transported to Yuma Regional Medical Center with gunshot wounds, KYMA reported.

Aynes was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Guerrero and Gonzalez were later flown to another hospital in Phoenix.

Another neighbor, identified only as Guillermo, told KYMA that he was also awakened by a noise outside.

"We were asleep and we heard a knocking at 1:25 a.m., 30 minutes later, a spotlight went by the window and flashes of vehicles," he explained.

The spotlight and vehicles were those of the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office deputies responding to the home invasion, Guillermo said.

The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.

Comments (46)
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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Wow! That's some shooting - one home owner against four invaders and that he hit all four of them.

Nielkyleevankate
Nielkyleevankate

Of courze Jessicas family will say "she was a good girl" and try to sue the homeowner and his insurance might even pay them something because it's cheaper in the long run....and we all pay with higher insurance rates. Good job by the homeowner. Who knows what might have happened if he didn't have a defense.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Oh the families will say they were all good..and try to sue..lock em all up forever

investigator
investigator

So glad the homeowner is safe! Too bad all four weren't fatally shot!!!!

Grog
Grog

Good shooting!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Fantastic... 4.

robocop95
robocop95

Case closed

TwinWrangler
TwinWrangler

Awesome! The only bad part is they didn’t all arrive DOA. What an absolute waste of tax payers money flying the two survivors by helicopter attempting to save them.

YoP
YoP

Good fornthe home owner...Too bad the other ones didn't die...

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Damn!!! Too bad all 4 aren't dead!! The 3 remaining are now going to be a huge drain on the tax payers!! Nothing but a drain on society!!

Rayb
Rayb

Lucky he’s in Az in stead of Ca. He would be prosecuted for murder here..

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Justifiable Homicide and Self Defense. Next Case!

SICKOFITALL
SICKOFITALL

TOO BAD THE HOMEOWNER DID OT KILL ALL FOUR HOME INVADERS, THEY DESERVE TO DIE TO ENTER A PERSONS HOME TO STEAL INSTEAD OF WORKING A JOB THEMSELVES, DAMN BASTARDS.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground working exactly as intended.

Ronnytx031
Ronnytx031

Good shooting!! Next.

debs37
debs37

Way to go homeowner... we have to protect our home and family!

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

You wanna play with fire? Don’t cry when you get burned. Citizens 4, bad guys 0.

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

Good news! No, Great News!! One less scumbag sucking air! I have to agree with another writer; it’s too bad all of them didn’t assume room temperature! Way to go citizen! Good work!

rpdtransit
rpdtransit

Good shooting. A reason for high capacity magazines.

KevinSR
KevinSR

Play stupid games and win stupid prizes

1141smp
1141smp

Just less loosers to occupy this Earth.

Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

Bye bye.......wonder if the other 3 will attempt it again.

Smoken59
Smoken59

Damn, Perhaps a Wall is in order ?..

slo1942
slo1942

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA I wonder if ANY of them were LEGAL???

Katarina
Katarina

I guess restorative justice is out of the question for at least one. Pity.

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

they should just leave in the bullets as a reminder

asillyrabbit551
asillyrabbit551

she'll never do that again. I'm not so sure about the other 3 though.

Unclebigtime
Unclebigtime

I hope Arizona has a felony murder rule that allows accomplices to be prosecuted for murder when someone dies during the commission of a felony.

Skystriker
Skystriker

2nd Amendment goodness again as you can see not gun free zone. 👍😎🇺🇸

61mouse
61mouse

Wasting air ambulance

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Well boy howdy, that was some good shooting. Maybe if the 3 survivors ever see the light of day again, they will remember this is what happens when homeowners have had enough. In my city/state we have "Stand Your Ground" and "Castle Law" in spite of the liberals who fought against it.

Louise S
Louise S

The judge will probably find a 'reason' these 3 living scum needed to try and rob and kill people and let them go after finding they're 'oppressed' or mentally ill. Home invasions should mean a life sentence.

BearNakedTruther
BearNakedTruther

The real tragedy is 4 more Democrats that can't vote anymore...Boo Hoo

MrsS
MrsS

Good

qazwiz
qazwiz

i agree with sentiment but disagree with any law that sentences "YOU" for actions of "ANYBODY ELSE".
but i also disagree with calling conspiracy a "lessor included" of the crime itself. discussing a murder (for instance) takes a different commitment than the act. making it a lessor included doesn't allow punishment for the calculated preparation that conspiracy possesses conspiracy conviction on top of burglary would add up to same idea in this case and leave each accountable only to their own actions... (knowledge of a weapon in possession of another is an obvious exception here since you know a weapon is present during crime, you could be thinking "he'll shoot anything" but home owner weapon cannot be attributed to criminals unless they had foreknowledge of a weapon's existence in which case the flickering lights indicating home occupied could fall back onto their knowledge of owner weapons to expect resistance of deadly force)

law really is too complicated ... we should just return to Bible... where most crimes just stoned the criminal

qazwiz
qazwiz

i think the wall needs to be built on your western border more than your southern! KAGA

StaceyLea
StaceyLea

This homeowner should be awarded a public service medal!!! Let this be a lesson to ALL would-be burglars around the country!!! Im just sorry he didn't get the other 3 as good!!!

modixie
modixie

I just love happy endings. We need a lot more.

Hannibal
Hannibal

Build the wall.

Carcarlyhull80
Carcarlyhull80

Funny how the news forgot to mention that Jessica never got out of the vehicle and was shot in the head.