By Miriam Raftery
August 28, 2019 (Lemon Grove) – A home invasion robbery that went awry in February led to a struggle between the home’s occupants and two suspects. The homeowner’s son was shot and wounded, resulting in the homeowner firing back, killing a teenage suspect.
Today, the Sheriff’s department has announced that the second suspect, Joshua Story, 26, has been charged with murder. California law allows murder charges to be filed if a death occurs during the commission of a crime, even if the suspect is not the one who pulled the trigger. Story was in custody at the San Diego Central Jail on unrelated charges when the murder charge was filed, says Lt. Chad Boudreau.
The suspect who died has been identified as 15-year-old Derrick Harris Jr.
The altercation occurred on February 7 shortly before 2 a.m. at the home located at 2448 Edding Drive in Lemon Grove.
The home’s occupants are Francisco Suarez Sr., 44, and his son, Francisco Suarez Jr., 22. The son’s injuries were not life-threatening.