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Gang Member Dies After Homeowner Fights Back During Break-In

A 25-year-old man was killed after he and three others broke into a mobile home in Gresham, Oregon.

The break-in occurred just after 10 p.m. on Sept. 6, police said.

Eriberto Sumano was fatally wounded by a single gunshot after the 34-year-old homeowner opened fire on the four intruders, who had attacked him with a knife.

“Before we went to bed, we heard gunshots,” neighbor Teddy Goings told KOIN. “I’m glad I wasn’t out there … He hollered, ‘Who shot me? Who shot me?’ He was going to go back after the person who shot him.”

The homeowner, whose identity has been withheld by police for his own safety, suffered stab wounds to the face, according to KOIN.

The four intruders were allegedly looking for someone as part of an ongoing dispute, but when they discovered he was not at the home, they decided to target the homeowner instead, reported.

Police spokesman Officer John Rasmussen confirmed that the four attackers have ties to local gangs but the victim does not.

Another gang member, a 16-year-old boy, was shot during the incident and taken to a hospital. He continues to receive treatment for his injuries and has not been charged with any crime.

A 17-year-old has been charged with first-degree assault and first-degree burglary for his part in the break-in.

The fourth attacker, Jesus Bucio, 24, was stabbed during the incident. Though he has not been charged with a crime, he was out of jail on probation at the time of the break-in. As a result, he was arrested for a probation violation, KOIN reported.

Police revealed that Sumano had a previous criminal record. In 2010, he pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree assault, KOIN reported. Originally, he was charged in that case with attempted murder.

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