DA to decide whether to charge killer of intruder who yelled ‘I’m pregnant’

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LONG BEACH, Calif.  — Tom Greer says he fought back when he was attacked by intruders at his Southern California home. Then he got his gun and fired at them and they ran.

The 80-year-old homeowner says one of the fleeing burglars, a woman, shouted, “I’m pregnant!” He shot her twice, killing her.

The woman was not pregnant, Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office told CNN Friday.

The district attorney will decide whether Greer will face criminal charges.

Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said Greer walked into his house Tuesday to find suspects Andrea Miller, 26, and

Los Angeles, CA An elderly homeowner fought back after a pair of suspected burglars, Gus Adams (left) and Andrea Miller (right) allegedly broke into his home and assaulted him, leaving one of the attackers dead, Long Beach police said on Thursday, July 24th, 2014.

Los Angeles, CA An elderly homeowner fought back after a pair of suspected burglars, Gus Adams (left) and Andrea Miller (right) allegedly broke into his home and assaulted him, leaving one of the attackers dead, Long Beach police said on Thursday, July 24th, 2014.

Gus Adams, 28, ransacking it. According to McDonnell, Greer said this was the fourth time his house has been burglarized.

Police say the couple beat and threw the elderly man to the ground, causing injuries, which included a broken collarbone, cuts and bruises.

Despite his injuries, Greer managed to grab his gun and fire at the suspects, causing them to flee through the garage and into the alley, police said.

In an interview with KNBC, Greer said that as the suspects ran into the alley, Miller yelled, “‘Don’t shoot me, I’m pregnant! I’m going to have a baby!’ and I shot her anyway.”

Miller died in the alley, the police chief said.

When asked by KNBC how he felt about the incident, Greer responded that he had no regrets.

“I had to do what I had to do.”

Adams, the alleged accomplice, fled the scene, according to Greer and Chief McDonnell. He was later arrested and charged Friday with five felony counts, including murder in Miller’s death, residential robbery , burglary, grand theft firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon. He’s currently jailed on $1.25 million bond.

Adams was scheduled for arraignment on Friday, but his court appearance at Los Angeles Superior Court in Long Beach was postponed until August 11.

Coverage from sister station KTLA.

7 comments

  • chris

    the woman is the one who put the baby in danger not the own he was defending his self the woman knowing she was pregnant should not have done that it is was he fault and hers only that child was not mint to be because of her choice it is sad but true

  • David

    File charges against him and watch for a riot. This is the hazard of being a criminal. You might get shot and killed. That’s the risk you take and criminals need to know that. Instead we have been teaching criminals that they can do whatever they want and can possibly sue the victim if they get hurt during their crime spree. Citizens need to take back the streets and take out all these criminals. I’m tired of supporting the courts and criminals in jail.

  • tysinn

    There’s no doubt that what the intruders did was illegal and morally wrong. If the woman was pregnant i say shame on her. The only reason i would convict the 80 year old is because an innocent life was taken in the process. I would feel the same if a 7-eleven was being robbed and the clerk fired at the robber and hit a bystander by accident. You take a risk of taking an innocent life and going to jail for a long time any time you pull your gun. I’m not even a gun owner but i’m pretty sure that’s gun ownership 101.

  • tysinn

    Futhermore, If were going to allow all americans to hold guns, think about if that was your child getting killed accidentally.

  • David

    @Tysinn.. She put the child in harms way (if she was pregnant). Child abuse. Just like a child being killed during a drug raid and the parents having the child in a drug house. The children can not make their own decisions. It’s up to the parents to protect them. So we let criminals go because they commit a crime with a child? All criminals will start taking their children with them to do crimes.

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