Tom Greer, 80, arrived at his home in Long Beach, Calif. at the wrong time. Little did he know that two burglars were inside ready to attack.
When he entered, the burglars (one male and the other female) threw him to the ground and broke his collarbone.
Greer wielded a gun and chased after the duo outside of his home. “She says, ‘Don’t shoot me, I’m pregnant — I’m going to have a baby,’ and I shot her anyway,” he told KNBC-TV.
“The lady didn’t run as fast as the man, so I shot her in the back twice,” Greer continued. “She’s dead… but he got away.”
According to the police, 28-year-old Andrea Miller didn’t appear to be pregnant. The Long Beach Police are awaiting autopsy to confirm whether or not she was indeed carrying a child.
The district attorney is tasked with deciding whether or not to charge Greer with a crime. California law states that homeowners have the right to defend themselves if they are in “imminent danger of serious bodily injury of death,” said Long Beach police Chief Jim McDonnell.
The question in this case is whether or not Greer exceeded his right to defend himself by chasing the suspects outside of the home and gunning Miller down.
The results of the investigation should be announced later today.