LONG BEACH, Calif- Police in California are expected to consider whether to file charges against a 80-year-old man who shot and killed a female burglar who claimed she was pregnant as she fled from his Long Beach home earlier this week.
Tom Greer, 80, of Long Beach, Calif, told police that when he arrived at his home on Tuesday night, he was assaulted by a man and a woman who were allegedly inside burglarizing his home, according to reports by our sister station KTLA.
Greer then opened fire inside his home and again outside as both suspects fled the scene with items taken from the home, reports KTLA. The female was struck by gunfire and died at the scene.
She was later identified as 28-year-old Andrea Miller of Long Beach. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office was working to determine whether or not Miller was pregnant.
The male suspect, identified as 26-year-old Gus Adams of Long Beach, was later arrested and was being held on charges of murder and residential robbery, KTLA wrote.
Adams was being held on more than $1 million bail.
Greer told police his home had been burglarized before, and he believed the two suspects were responsible for the prior incidents.
Police told KTLA, both Adams and Miller had criminal histories.