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Calif. Homeowner May Face Charges for Shooting at Suspected Burglars: 'Make Sure You Call Us First

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"As with any level of force, especially deadly force, your level of actions are going to be critiqued."

A California man may face criminal charges for shooting at a group of suspected burglars who he believes were planning to rob from his home on Thursday.

James Monroe, 57, reportedly ordered his wife to call 911 while he grabbed his gun and went outside to confront the suspected burglars.

The vehicle the men were in sped off and Monroe was able to get out of the path of the car and fire two shots through the back window. One of the shots hit the front passenger in the head, though he is expected to live. The two female suspects were arrested, one of whom had a felony warrant for grand theft auto.

Monroe told WSWB-TV that he witnessed the burglary suspects stealing from another home prior the incident. He says they were looking for their next target.

The district attorney is currently reviewing the case and will determine if Monroe should face charges in the shooting.

"As with any level of force, especially deadly force, your level of actions are going to be critiqued, "San Diego Police Department Lt. Kevin Mayer told WSWB-TV. "We`re doing a very thorough investigation, as with any force. Taking action such as this is not always the best solution. When you see something occurring make sure you call us first."

Was the man justified in using deadly force, or should he have shown restraint with his firearm as the car sped away?

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