By: Kyle James | 02-17-2018 | News
Photo credit: Hemet Police Department

Elderly Couple Shoot Home Invader Who Assaulted Them

Two residents in Hemet are reeling after a man broke into their home and assaulted them, according to Hemet police. The couple is in their 70's and they fought back at the robber and shot him several times causing him to flee their home.

The suspect in the home invasion is Dechawn Wallace, 27, and he was arrested on suspicion of a parole violation, home-invasion robbery, burglary, elder abuse and assault. The police were called around midnight Tuesday on February 13 after a resident said a man broke into the home and assaulted them.

The two residents are husband and wife and they keep a gun in their home ready for just this type of situation. After being shot several times, Wallace fled the scene and showed up later at Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley.

Hospital staff alerted authorities and treated him for several gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.

One of the victims was also hospitalized but was released shortly after. Wallace was already out on parole for a burglary conviction and has an extensive criminal history of violent crimes. He was arrested twice in San Diego County in 2009 but the charges were unclear.

Hemet Police Chief Rob Webb called out California for not locking Wallace up. "This is a case of good people being victimized by a subject who the State of California failed to keep locked up," Webb said. "It is totally unacceptable that decisions made at the state level continue to have a detrimental effect on our local communities."

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anonymous No. 18602 2018-02-17 : 07:10

thank go they had a gun

bacchys No. 18648 2018-02-17 : 17:09

I'm certainly glad they're okay, and this is a good example of why the desire to ban guns isn't good policy.

The Sheriff is half-wrong about this guy being out on parole being a problem. There's certainly a problem in that we don't prepare those incarcerated for life after prison. Making every punishment a life sentence is both unjust and fiscally stupid.

mtent57 No. 18650 2018-02-17 : 17:31

"Wallace .. has an extensive criminal history of violent crimes" Which is why three-strike offenders need to be locked up for life. He will never be a productive member of society.

Idiot Slayer No. 18651 2018-02-17 : 17:48

Bacchys. You think that this is more important than a random guy killing 17 children? You fucking idiot.

Tim No. 18662 2018-02-17 : 22:17

The old people need to go to shooting classes. The perpetrator should have been found face-down on their front lawn, not arrested at a hospital. The taxpayer is now on the hook for further incarceration and he will be back on the street soon to menace others.

Jerry No. 18691 2018-02-18 : 04:50

Idiot Slayer; The Florida shooter followed every law in obtaining his gun.Maybe you know a better way to stop this ?

Anonymous No. 18728 2018-02-18 : 12:57

We seem to have lost some comments?

Anonymous No. 18737 2018-02-18 : 15:50

he be a good boy on he way to church

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