By Miriam Raftery
February 15, 2017 (Lemon Grove) – A suspect killed in a February 7th home invasion in Lemon Grove has been identified as a juvenile, 15-year-old Derrick Harris Jr.
The Sheriff’s Department seeks public help to identify a second suspect who remains at large, says Lieutenant Kenneth Nelson with the San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Detail.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
The crime occurred in the 2400 block of Edding Drive in Lemon Grove shortly before 2 a.m. on February 7th. Investigators said that two armed suspects forced their way into the home.
During a struggle, the homeowner’s son suffered a gunshot wound that was not considered life-threatening.
The homeowner returned fire, killing Harris. The second suspect fled.