Grandfather shoots 2 burglary suspects in self defense in Arizona City.

An Arizona City man will not be charged after shooting…

An Arizona City man will not be charged after shooting two intruders in his home on Sunday.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies say 58-year old John Miller was babysitting his two grandchildren, both under the age of two, at his son’s residence in the 9800 block of West Century Drive, Arizona City. Shortly after 1 a.m. he was awakened by a noise inside the home.

Miller went to investigate and was confronted by two unknown individuals inside the garage. The individuals got into the garage by forcing open a side door. There was a confrontation between Miller and the two suspects. Miller told deputies he feared for his safety and shot both intruders.

One of them, 18-year-old Joseph Jimenez of Arizona City, ran off and later had family members drive him to Casa Grande Regional Hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

The other suspect, 16-year-old Tomas Mejia of Casa Grande, was treated at the scene by medical personnel and then taken to Maricopa Medical Center in critical condition.

At this time, no charges are expected to be filed against Miller as deputies believe he feared for his safety and that of his two grandchildren when fired at the intruders.

Source: KVOA

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  • Mr.Pimms

    yep, control unwanted border crossings and you wouldnt have this problem.

  • VTGunner

    Good for him!!