HESPERIA, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A Hesperia homeowner shot an alleged intruder in the face after the suspect forced entry into his home Thursday night.
Michael Goode, 36, of Hesperia was airlifted to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center after he was shot by an armed homeowner protecting himself inside his home.
It happened at 10:32 pm, in the 9000 block of Ponderosa Avenue on March 29, 2018, Hesperia sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence reference a burglary in progress.
When deputies arrived they found the Goode down and suffering from a gunshot wound to his ‘upper body’, sheriff’s officials said.
“Through interviews and evidence at the scene, Detectives determined Goode went to the location and attempted to gain entry as the resident slept. The adult male resident heard the disturbance and engaged in a verbal confrontation with Goode at the door. Goode continued to attempt entry to the house at which time the resident armed himself. Seconds later, Goode successfully forced entry and fearing for his safety, the victim fired one round from his firearm, striking the suspect,” sheriff’s officials stated in a news release.
Following the shooting, Goode attempted to flee on foot, however, due to his injuries he collapsed in the front yard at about the time deputies were arriving on scene.
The adult male homeowner did not suffer any injuries during the confrontation and is cooperating with Detectives. The firearm used during the shooting was recovered at the scene.
Hesperia Station Detectives are continuing the investigation, processing the scene and conducting interviews. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jacob Laduke or Sergeant Doug Hubbard at the Hesperia Station, (760)947-1500.