Alta Vista man under fire for defending neighborhood

Alta Vista man under fire for defending neighborhood

[trib_ndn vid=24851432]SAN DIEGO — A man was in custody Wednesday accused of shooting a man he believed was preparing to burglarize houses in his neighborhood, police said.

The shooting at the 5800 block of Grewia Street was reported at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.Screen Shot 2013-05-29 at 5.15.03 PM

James Monroe, 57, told investigators he saw two women and a man in a vehicle casing houses, so he had his wife call police as he armed himself with a 9-millimeter handgun, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer said.

He told investigators he saw one of the people in the vehicle get out and enter a neighbor’s yard.

Munroe said once he had his handgun, he walked out into the street and the driver of the vehicle allegedly tried to run him down while fleeing, Delimitros said.

Munroe opened fire at the vehicle, hitting the male passenger in the head…

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