Early Morning Attempted Burglary Leaves One Suspect Dead and Another Wounded

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PICO RIVERA, CALIFORNIA — Around 1:30 am on September 18th, a Pico Riivera confronted two suspects during a breaking and entering. The first suspect was shot after he broke a window and began to enter through it.

The homeowner then went outside to his patio and confronted the second suspect. According to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, “The suspect made furtive movements toward his waist band when he was shot by the resident.” He was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics.

According to the Sheriff’s Department, the first suspect was taken to the hospital by a female described as a getaway driver. She was arrested and the suspect was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the torso.

The names of the male suspects, who were believed to be gang members, were not released and the investigation is continuing.

Going outside of your home to confront a suspect can be risky business, not only for your life but for your legal life as well. The dynamics change once you go outside, and luckily the homeowner wasn’t injured during this incident.

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Edgar Lee is a contributor for Concealed Nation. After spending 20 years in the fire service, he is currently in his second career as a business and technology manager, and he and his wife are successful small business owners.

Outside of work his interests include camping, hiking, fishing, metal detecting, home improvement projects and motorcycling. He also enjoys reading biographies and auto biographies, military history, and writing about modern-day personal safety and security. He has visited much of the continental US, but still considers his home state of North Carolina as his favorite.

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