Sacramento- A 21 year old man was arrested in the investigation of a home invasion shooting on Saturday, December 22.
Thomas Ordonaz has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and accessory after the shooting.
Ordonaz, along with two other suspects, broke into a home located in Haven Court. The owner, to the suspect’s surprise, retaliated with gunfire of his own, resulting in a gun battle between the suspects and the home owner outside the house.
The identities of the other suspects have not been released yet.
During the shootout, the home owner killed one of the suspects, and injured Ordonaz and the other suspect. The homeowner was injured as well and was transported to a local hospital.
There were children inside the house participating in a slumber party occurring when the shootout started. Parents of the children who had spent the night arrived at the scene of the shooting to pick up their children. None of the children inside the house were injured during the shooting.
The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information about the crime to call the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-4357.
To text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES), enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
UPDATE – Police have identified the man who was killed in Saturday’s home invasion as 31-year-old Joseph Merjil.
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