Homeowner Who Shot ‘Pregnant’ Burglar Wont Face Charges

January 26 2015
by Sam Cadle
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Source: latimes.com Archive: WebCite.org

Refreshing to see from the less than stellar state of California.  A homeowner from Long Beach who shot and killed a burglar that pleaded with the homeowner and even tried to claim she was ‘pregnant’ before being shot.  That turned out to not be true, and it is believed she was using a pregnancy to try to save her life.

Having been burglarized twice previously, the prosecutor’s office concluded that “[Mr. Greer] held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury,” wrote Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Janet Moore.

This story is originally from July 2014, but was not posted here to GSL, and is important to note that even though you might be in the right, it can take months of investigation and legal wrangling for a defensive gun use to be closed.

Check out the story from LA Times:

On July 22, Thomas Greer fired two bullets into the back of Andrea Miller, 28, even after she begged him not to shoot and claimed she was pregnant.

Prosecutors say Miller and her suspected accomplice, 26-year-old Gus Adams, had assaulted Greer before prying open a safe and stealing $5,000.

Greer, who was robbed on two other occasions, “held a reasonable fear of imminent peril of death or great bodily injury,” wrote Los Angeles County Deputy Dist. Atty. Janet Moore, explaining the office’s decision not to charge him.

“Greer exercised his legal and legitimate right of self-defense when he shot and killed Andrea Miller,” Moore wrote.

Authorities claim Ruby Adams served as a lookout while her son, Gus, and Miller allegedly broke into Greer’s home in the 3900 block of Country Club Drive.

Gus Adams was charged with five felony counts in connection to the Bixby Knolls break-in: murder, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and first-degree robbery and burglary.

His mother was charged with first-degree residential burglary and first-degree residential robbery.

 

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