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California: Elderly man shoots, kills burglar in Colton home
Elderly man shoots, kills burglar in Colton home - San Jose Mercury News
COLTON, Calif.—A 79-year-old man has shot and killed a burglar climbing into his Southern California home.
Colton police Detective Jack Morenberg said Saturday that Richard Contreras shot and killed 37-year-old Fidel Escanuelas (ess-kuh-NWAY'-luss) Thursday.
A police news release says Contreras saw a car back into the driveway of his Colton home, heard a noise in a bedroom, found Escanuelas climbing through a window and shot him once in the shoulder with a handgun. Escanuelas died at the scene.
Police say two other men, 24-year-old Trinidad Amador and 25-year-old Albaro Amaya, fled on foot. Amador was quickly caught and arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, and Amaya was arrested Friday.
Morenberg says he doesn't anticipate that Contreras will face any charges, but the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office will decide.