Nov. 15, 2007 Pasadena
BOOM YOU'RE DEAD
A Pasadena homeowner this afternoon fatally shot two men he believed were burglarizing his neighbor's house, police said.
About 2 p.m., the homeowner in the Village Grove East subdivision heard noises he thought sounded like broken glass, said Capt. A.H. "Bud" Corbett, with the Pasadena Police Department. The man determined the noise was coming from next door.
The man, who police have not identified, knew the owner of the house in the 7400 block of Timberline Drive was not home, and that the noise could possibly be a burglary, Corbett said. The man then called police to inform them he thought his neighbor's house was being burglarized.
The man then saw two men coming through a gate in the backyard of the neighbor's house.
"He confronted them with a shotgun," Corbett said, and asked them to stop. They did not and he fired two shots, striking each man once, Corbett said.
One man was found dead about two houses from where the reported burglary occurred. The other was found dead across the street, Corbett said.
Police are interviewing the homeowner.
A window in the back of the neighbor's house was broken