Why, it’s almost like crime is a bad career choice:
One suspect is dead and two others are in custody after a gun battle in Santa Rosa Monday morning, police said.
Police say officers were called to a home on Acacia Lane at 12:49 a.m. after hearing reports of a home invasion robbery. According to the victim, three armed men tried to force their way into the home. The victim then fired several shots at the suspects, hitting two of them.
The men then got into a car and fled the scene.
About an hour later, Sonoma County Sherrif’s deputies found the car that matched the suspect’s vehicle description at the Kaiser Hospital parking lot in Santa Rosa.
According to authorities, deputies tired to conduct a high risk felony stop on the car. When the suspects refused to get out of the car, deputies deployed 40 mm chemical agent rounds into the vehicle.
When deputies approached the car, they found that two of the suspects were suffering from gunshot wounds.
One of the the suspects was pronounced dead at the scene, and the other was transported to the hospital. There is no word on the condition of the suspect.
I’m probably a bad person, but I did giggle a little bit at the image of a 40mm grenade launcher firing a tear gas canister into the carload of criminals.
Unfortunately, it looks like the homeowner in this incident is also a likely scumbag. Investigators found marijuana in the home, and think that the trio of armed robbers were attempting to rip off the homeowner.
Charges against the homeowner have not been filed for the self-defense shooting (which was apparently justified), but he appears that he will likely be arrested for the marijuana confiscated at the home.
If the incident ends up taking four bad guys off the street—three armed robbers and a drug dealer—then this will have turned out to be huge “win” for the community overall.