NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. — 01/20/2022 Update: According to an update from the Sacramento County Coroners office, the homeowner that was killed has been identified as 62-year-old Gennadiy lvanovich Mironov from North Highlands.
According to Sacramento County Sheriff's Office, there was a shooting that happened around 5:30 a.m. Monday morning at the 4100 block of Greenlawn Way in North Highlands.
Once deputies arrived, they learned that a man on a bike had been burglarizing nearby homes in the area overnight, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.
The suspected burglar had gone into the backyard of the caller's residence that has a detached structure with a gun safe inside. The suspected burglar was inside the building and likely gained access to the guns from the safe, according to Sergeant Rodney Grassman with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.
A man who lived in the house confronted the burglar and was shot multiple times in the upper body and transported to a local hospital, where he later died, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office.
The suspected burglar left the scene and has not been found. The Sacramento County Sheriff's Office is looking at surveillance camera footage and detectives are investigating the shooting. Grassman said he thinks this was not an isolated incident.
The identity of the man will be released once the Sacramento County Coroner's Office notifies the family.
Anyone with more information can call Sacramento County Sheriff's non-emergency line at (916) 874-5115. Information may also be left anonymously at the sheriff's website or by calling (916) 874-8477.
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