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East County News Service

June 29, 2015 (El Cajon)—Three suspects are in custody after a group of people reportedly forced their way into a garage and tried to assault a homeowner and collect a debt, But the homeowner, who lived in the 8200 block of Limon Lane in unincorporated El Cajon, armed himself with a shotgun and shot one of the suspects in the leg.

Sheriff’s deputies from Lakeside and Santee responded at 4:30 p.m. to a report of the shooting.  They transported the wounded suspect to a hospital. Three dogs also injured in the altercation were treated by animal Control. 

Witnesses gave deputies the description of a vehicle seen leaving the area at a high speed. Deputies stopped the vehicle in the 8700 block of Rockview Drive and detained two men. Methamphetamines and a clown mask were found in the vehicle.

Following an investigation, three men were placed under arrest for home invasion robbery, said Sergeant Tim Chantler, who added that the investigation is continuing.



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