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Lakeside Home Invasion Involves Neighbor Wielding Shotgun

A neighbor pulled a shotgun on the suspect in an attempt to get him to surrender, but a chase ensued.

A man suspected of stabbing a Lakeside resident during a holdup at the victim's home Thursday led deputies on a brief road chase that ended when he got into a collision and was arrested.

Corey Kennington Johnson, 34, allegedly robbed and assaulted the man at the residence in the 14700 block of El Monte Road in Lakeside shortly before 6:30 a.m., then stole his car, sheriff's Sgt. Scott Enyeart said.

A neighbor who heard the commotion came outside with a shotgun and tried in vain to get the suspect to surrender before firing shots at the tires of the sliver Audi in an attempt to prevent Johnson from getting away, the sergeant said.

Despite the gunfire, the suspect sped out of the neighborhood, crashing the car into a light pole in the process, Enyeart said.

When deputies caught up with the suspect nearby and tried to pull him over, he allegedly kept speeding to the east and turned onto Lake Jennings Park Road. Moments later, the stolen car collided with another vehicle near Interstate 8.

Johnson allegedly continued resisting arrest until a deputy shot him with an electric stun gun. He was then taken into custody.

Medics took the robbery victim to a trauma center for treatment of apparently non-life-threatening stab wounds to his abdomen. The driver of the car involved in the collision with the stolen Audi was evaluated at a hospital for complaints of pain, the sergeant said.

Johnson was expected to face charges of auto theft, home-invasion robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, failure to yield to police and possession of a controlled substance.

-City News Service

Also read: Santee Crime Report- Murder on Strathmore Drive

You Know Reno October 05, 2012 at 07:27 PM
Uhhhh...call me a spring chicken, but what about the neighbor who came out guns a blazing? I'm all for helping a neighbor out in times of need, but this guys life was not in danger nor was he defending himself - is it legal for a citizen to take matters into their own hands that way? All my neighbors own guns, myself too - but not about to turn my block into the O.K. Corral...hmmm....just curious? Glad the dirt bag was caught & praying the stabbing victim is alright.
Margie Logue October 05, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Well, don't you remember the black kid , wearing a hoodie, got shot by the self appointed vigilante and the guy got off? The NRA and Republican Party have pushed the "Don't Back Down" Laws.in many states, but I don't think Ca. is one. You don't have to fear for your life to shoot people any more in many states. I'm not familiar with the area, but at 6:30 AM, people are out going to work and school and I'm happy one of the shots fired didn't ricochet and hurt anyone else. People don't realize how eroded their rights have been. Years ago, my son just got back from helping a neighbor and 6 police cars pulled up in front on my house. Officers got out with their guns pulled, crouched behind the car doors. It seems a neighbor had called the police saying my son was walking around with a gun and this is how they responded. Luckily the neighbor he was working with came out and said they had been working together for the last couple of hours. We were not allowed to know the name of the accuser. No apology was made. I know the police deal with life and death situations every day and can understand their concern, but it appears post 9/11 you can be reported to the police by anyone; you may never know who and there is no punishment for false accusations. Sounds a lot like what I read about early Nazi Germany, but this was in Santee, Ca.
Char October 05, 2012 at 09:43 PM
I'm not familiar with the laws in California. First, hats off to the neighbor! In this particular case, he appears to be protecting his neighbor, who's to say the suspect wasn't going to invade his home too? He had a knife for certain, did he have a gun also? As long as the neighbor has a permit and felt that their lives where in danger, I say he did the right thing and shouldn't be charged with any crime. We have a right to protect ourselves and loved ones (including friends). Lord knows we've had enough tragedy in the area to last a lifetime. He made a statement to any other low life thinking about invading another home in that neighborhood. There have been many cases, here in California, as well as other states, that the DA usually drops the charges. This man didn't hurt anyone, he protected a life. Our prayers go out to the victims---the man robbed and stabbed and the driver who this dirt bag crashed into. Not only were these victims' lives put at risk, but they had damage done to their property; initially, their insurance takes a hit and then they have to spend the next year or longer battling to get the victim to pay for it. Ha, if he could afford to buy anything, he wouldn't have needed to rob and hurt these people! I hope they toss him in jail for a very, very long time...a lifetime would be nice.

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