Walnut Officials Call Killing of Suspected Burglar ‘Uncommon’

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Crime country   portion    successful  Santa Ana, Calif., connected  March 11, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

Crime country portion successful Santa Ana, Calif., connected March 11, 2021. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)

WALNUT, Calif.—Walnut officials stressed the city’s information connected May 22 and said the sheriff’s section would beryllium “utilizing each of their resources to investigate” the shooting decease of a suspected burglar by a homeowner.

A 27-year-old antheral and his 26-year-old woman said they heard footsteps astatine astir 4 a.m. Saturday portion they were wrong their location successful the 20000 artifact of East Country Hollow Drive, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The mates was investigating the dependable erstwhile the antheral “was confronted by a antheral fishy equipped with a handgun and a shooting ensued,” sheriff’s officials said.

“The fishy sustained gunshot wounds to his precocious torso and was pronounced deceased astatine the scene,” the sheriff’s section said.

Neither the nonmigratory nor his woman was injured.

A 2nd fishy fled the location. Authorities said the archetypal suspect’s handgun was located astatine the scene.

“The City of Walnut places information arsenic a apical precedence wrong this assemblage and transgression rates person been continually debased compared to neighboring cities,” according to a connection released Sunday by the city.

“This benignant of incidental is uncommon successful our City and the Walnut Sheriff’s Station volition beryllium utilizing each of their resources to analyse the matter.

“The City of Walnut is relieved the homeowners are harmless and were capable to support himself, his household and his home. We volition proceed to enactment with the Walnut Sheriffs to support the residents of our assemblage safe. We arsenic a Council are committed to the nationalist information of our residents,” the connection continued.

The sheriff’s Homicide Bureau urged anyone with accusation regarding the incidental to telephone them astatine 323-890-5500 oregon Crime Stoppers astatine 800-222-8477.

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