A burglar who attacked and stabbed a Lake Murray man Tuesday during an early-morning confrontation in the victim’s house was fatally shot moments later by the wounded homeowner’s adult son, according to San Diego police.
The home-invasion assault and shooting in the 6300 block of Lake Shore Drive was reported shortly before 6:30 a.m. Patrol officers arrived to find a 54-year old resident on the floor of the house, suffering from stab wounds to his upper body, said police Lt. Anthony Dupree. Paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he was admitted in stable condition.
The body of the 38-year-old suspected burglar was found in a backyard pool, into which he apparently had fallen after fleeing the home, mortally wounded.
On Thursday, the suspect was identified as 38-year-old Hollis Forman of San Diego.
Dupree said homicide detectives were called to the scene and are investigating the incident.
“Although it is early in the investigation, we have learned the homeowner confronted the suspect who had entered his home,” Dupree said. “The suspect began assaulting the homeowner at which point the homeowner’s 20-year-old son retrieved a firearm and shot the intruder. The suspect ran out the back door and landed in the pool.”
Updated at 5:33 p.m. July 18, 2019
— City News Service
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