LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. – An intruder was shot dead after entering a Lucerne Valley home on Tuesday, authorities said.
At around 12:28 a.m., deputies responded to a home in the 35000 block of Harvest Moon Street in Lucerne Valley for the report of a shooting. When they arrived they found the suspect, Shea Manigault, 32, of Lucerne Valley, suffering from a gunshot wound. Despite life-saving measures, the suspect was pronounced deceased as a result of his injuries.
The victim told deputies that she was sleeping in her home when she heard her dog barking. She entered the bedroom and found the suspect hiding. She became frightened and yelled at the suspect that he did not belong in her home. She went into the living room and armed herself with a gun. The suspect approached the victim and fearing for her safety, she fired once toward the suspect striking him.
Detectives from the Specialized Investigations Division, Homicide Detail, responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. Through investigation, detectives determined that the suspect had forced entry into the home prior to the victim locating him in the bedroom.
The victim has not been arrested. The investigation will be forwarded to the District Attorney for review.
The investigation is ongoing, the information will be provided as it is received.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the Specialized Investigations Division, Detective Eric Stoll at (909) 387-3589 or Sheriff’s dispatch at (909) 387-8313. Callers can remain anonymous and contact We-Tip at (800)78-CRIME or www.wetip.com.
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