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California homeowner shoots home invasion suspect, another dead in targeted heist: police

A resident of a wealthy Southern California neighborhood shot and killed a home invasion suspect Tuesday morning, police said.

The homeowner shot and killed the suspect inside a gated home in coastal Newport Beach, authorities said.

“This crime appears to be a targeted incident where there was a past connection between the suspect and victim,” police said in a statement.

Newport Beach police officers responded to a residence at Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive around 4:45 a.m.

Police said the 911 caller said he shot one of the suspects inside the home.

When officers arrived, they found one of the suspects lying in the street holding a handgun and suffering from a gunshot wound.

The suspect was taken to the hospital for treatment.


A Newport Beach police officer can be seen raising his weapon at the location of a home invasion suspect.
A Newport Beach police officer can be seen raising his weapon at the location of a home invasion suspect. KTTV

Details of the suspect’s injuries and medical condition were not disclosed.

Investigators also found a second suspect in the bushes near the home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.


Officers responded to the incident at 4:45 a.m. at a residence at Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive.
Officers responded to the incident at a residence at Pelican Hill Road and Newport Coast Drive at 4:45 a.m. KTTV

Police said the four people inside the home at the time of the break-in were unharmed.

“If you are thinking of coming to our city to commit a crime, please know that we will protect you,” Newport Beach Mayor Will O’Neill said in a video statement.

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