COMPTON, CALIFORNIA — A homeowner was getting into his car in his driveway around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday when police say he was approached by a man armed with a knife. The attempted armed robbery escalated quickly when the homeowner produced a firearm.
“Upon their arrival they located a male Hispanic adult, in his 30s, suffering from several gunshot wounds to the upper torso,” a sheriff’s statement said. “Investigators learned that the homeowner exited his residence and was getting into his vehicle in the driveway. The homeowner was confronted by the male Hispanic adult who was holding a knife in an apparent attempted robbery.”
The suspect, who has not been identified pending notification of family, was pronounced dead at the scene. There was no mention if the homeowner was injured, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
A knife and firearm were recovered from the scene.
It is not known if the homeowner has a concealed carry permit, but it doesn’t look like any charges have been filed.
If you carry a firearm, carry as much as possible. Never tell yourself that you’re just making a quick trip, or simply going outside to take out the trash, hence you don’t need to bring your gun. I’ve covered enough stories to know that crime can come when you least expect it, often times during mundane activities that we don’t think twice about.