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Shootout Between California Home Owner and Attacker Caught on Video

Hesperia home invasion shootout

Hesperia home invasion shootout


An early morning home invasion attempt was stopped by an armed homeowner early Monday morning in Hesperia, California. And this one was caught on video by the homeowner’s door cam.

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According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, the shootout took place at a home on Orange Street in Hesperia a little after 3:30 a.m. The suspect, later identified as 39-year-old Erick Contreras, tried to force himself into the home and shots were exchanged between Contreras and the homeowner.

Watch the homeowner narrate the video below, which shows Contreras repeatedly struggling with his jam-o-matic pistol before getting off at least one round at the homeowner at about the 3:10 mark.

Note that the initial round fired by the homeowner was an apparent negligent discharge as he tried to chamber a round in his gun. The homeowner told a reporter that he didn’t know the attacker.

Contreras was latter apprehended by police after apparently shooting at another home in the neighborhood as he drove away. Fortunately California has very strict gun control laws to that keep firearms out of the hands of convicted criminals.

Contreras is charged with attempted murder, shooting in an inhabited dwelling, armed robbery, felon in possession of ammunition and felon in possession of a firearm.

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