Tenant Shoots, Kills Man Who Tried To Break Into Home

A tenant at a California apartment complex shot and killed a man who attempted to break into his home.

According to KFSN, Merced police said that a man attempted to break into an apartment near a major intersection in Merced, when the tenant used a shotgun to defend himself against the intruder.

"It appears he was truly in fear for his life and was protecting his life in his own home," said Lt. Don King.

The suspect was later identified as Moana Logologo.

Logologo reportedly kicked in the tenant's door. The tenant armed himself with a shotgun and fired at the intruder.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died from the injury.

"He said he didn't know who this individual was," King said. "He was fearful and has been very cooperative with individuals involved in this case."

Police said that the suspect parked his car in the driveway of the home before breaking in.

"Detectives are following up on who the vehicle belongs to, trying to contact who his family was, some of the events that occurred leading up to the break-in, may help them determine why he chose this house," said King.

Police said that they do not believe the tenant will face any charges in connection with the shooting.

According to the Merced Sun-Star, Detective-Sgt. Curt Gorman said that Logologo appeared to have been drinking heavily prior to the incident and was looking for somebody in a nearby apartment, but entered the wrong residence. Gorman said that investigators are not sure of the suspect's motives, but that it was "clearly" suspicious that he kicked in the door to the apartment.

Readers shared their thoughts on the story on the CBS47 Fresno Facebook page.

"I hope this homeowner is hailed a hero for protecting himself and his home," one reader commented. "Bad news is it happened in California where criminals have more rights than citizens. Good news it's Central Valley where good people still have rights."

"That's awesome!" another user wrote. "The perfect ending for the life of some POS SOB who forced his way into someone's residence. I especially like the fact the victim used a shotgun. Nice way to guarantee a closed casket send off for the ahole crook."

"Good ... criminal intention like this should not have a limit on it's protection," another reader commented. "I'm shooting anything that invades my home with a criminal intent."

Sources: KFSNMerced Sun-StarCBS47 Fresno/Facebook / Featured Image: Pixabay / Embedded Images: Merced County Sheriff's Office via Merced Sun-Star, Alan/Flickr