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.

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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???

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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. 👍😎🇺🇸