Not so tragic for the person who was protecting themselves and others who may have been in the house.
A San Marcos teenager who was shot and killed early Sunday when he allegedly attempted to break into a home had been diagnosed with different mental illnesses and was suffering from depression, his mother said in a telephone interview.
Elijah Espinoza, 19, was shot multiple times by the owner of a home in the 1300 block of Belmont Street in San Marcos about 3 a.m. when he was seen entering the house through the back door, according to a news release from the City of San Marcos.
Police are investigating if the attempted break-in by Espinoza is related to an attack on a female resident of the house the day before, the release said.
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