A 80-year-old Long Beach man arrived at his home around 9:00 p.m. to find two burglars. The pair punched and body slammed the elderly man while they attempted to break into his safe. The homeowner, Tom Greer was able to retrieve a firearm and confronted the burglars who fled on foot out of the house. One of the burglars was a Andrea Miller, 28, of Long Beach who yelled to Greer not to shoot her because she was pregnant. Greer shot her anyway, twice, killing her. The second assailant, 26-year-old Gus Adams was able to run away unharmed. Adams is being held on $1 million bail for burglary and murder. In California, an accomplice can be charged with murder when during the commission of a crime and accomplice is killed.
Long Beach Police are currently looking into whether Greer had a lawful right to defend himself by shooting at fleeing suspects. If prosecutors feel the assailants fleeing negated an immediate fear of death or serious bodily injury by Greer, he can be faced with murder charges as well.
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