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Gary Hoffmann

Long Beach Burglar Shooting Update

 

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LONG BEACH (CNS) - The Long Beach Police Department today will likely  present its findings regarding the fatal shooting of a burglar to the District  Attorney's Office, which will decide whether to prosecute the 80-year-old man  who killed the thief.

Homeowner Tom Greer told NBC4 Wednesday night that he shot Andrea Miller  twice in the back as she was fleeing with a male accomplice, even though she  told him she was pregnant.

``She says, `Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant -- I'm going to have a baby.'  And I shot her anyway,'' Greer said. ``The lady didn't run as fast as the man  so I shot her in the back twice, she's dead ... but he got away.''

Long Beach Chief Jim McDonnell, who is the leading candidate to be  elected Los Angeles County sheriff, told reporters at an afternoon news  conference Thursday that there was no immediate confirmation of the pregnancy  but that the coroner's office planned to perform an autopsy on the Long Beach  woman.

Miller's suspected accomplice, Gus Adams, was arrested by detectives  Wednesday and booked on suspicion of murder -- that of his accomplice -- and  residential robbery. He is being held at Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of  $1.0255 million bail, authorities said.

According to McDonnell, Greer told investigators he arrived at his home  in the 3900 block of Country Club Drive in Bixby Knolls Tuesday night, parked  his car, went inside and was immediately assaulted by a man and a woman who  were in the process of burglarizing his house.

'`When I went in there, they tackled me,' Greer told NBC4. ``Both of  them jumped up on top of me.''

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