After firing shots at three burglary suspects who appeared to be canvassing his neighborhood, a California man could now be facing charges.
James Monroe, 57, was in his home when he reportedly saw the suspects stealing from his neighbor’s house. According to Moore, the alleged burglars then returned to his San Diego neighborhood less than an hour later.
Monroe asked his wife to call police and headed outside with a firearm. When the suspects began speeding away in their car, Monroe fired two shots at it. Two of the suspects, 18-year old Tronicqua Yvonne Henderson and 19-year old Javonna Renae Percy-Simpson, were arrested. The third suspect, a male, was taken to the hospital.
“The female driver she had a felony warrant for auto theft. She was arrested. The female passenger in the back had a warrant too and was also arrested,” said Lt. Kevin Mayer of the San Diego Police Department, Fox News reported.
Monroe was also arrested. “As with any level of force, especially deadly force, your level of actions are going to be critiqued,” said Mayer. “We’re doing a very thorough investigation as with any force.” He made bail and is still waiting to hear if he will be charged.
The neighbor who had his house robbed believes Monroe should be applauded for his rapid response. “It’s not right. He’s a really good person,” Alice Lazo said.
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