Teen Intruder Killed, Couple Shot in Home Invasion

Tuesday, Jun 8, 2010  |  Updated 10:45 AM PDT
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Teen Intruder Killed, Couple Shot in Home Invasion

A 15-year-old intruder is dead and two residents are in the  hospital with gunshot wounds after a violent home invasion in Antioch early  this morning, police said.     

Police received a 911 call at 4:37 a.m. from a resident of 1301  Aster Drive who said three males were breaking into his house, police Capt.  Allan Cantando said.     

A short time later, the resident told police he had shot one of  the intruders, Cantando said.     

Officers responded and found a 15-year-old boy dead inside the  home, Cantando said. The resident was detaining a second teen, a 17-year-old  boy.     

The resident and his significant other, a woman in her late 20s,  had both suffered gunshot wounds and were airlifted to John Muir Medical  Center. Cantando did not know their conditions.    

Cantando said the intruders' motive is not yet known but that  marijuana was being grown inside the house, which may have been why the home  was targeted. The trio entered through a back window.     

He said it is not yet clear how the shootings happened or how many  guns were used. Police have detained the 17-year-old boy and are interviewing  him.     

Two children, a 2-year-old boy and a 10-month-old girl, were  inside the home at the time of the shootings but were uninjured, Cantando  said.     

The neighborhood remained cordoned off at about 8:30 a.m. as the  investigation continued.
 

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