YORBA LINDA (CBSLA.com) — An intruder fatally shot by a Yorba Linda homeowner was intoxicated, “hallucinating” and talking about “zombies” and a gun, authorities said Monday.
Paul Michael Bracamontes, 22, of Fullerton, was shot after breaking through a sliding glass door in the 5100 block of Wendover Road about 3:15 a.m. Sunday, Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Hallock said.
Sheriff’s deputies did not identify the homeowner, who did not know Bracamontes, he said.
Considering Bracamontes’ “bizarre” behavior, the shooting appears to be justified, Hallock said. The case will be turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office for routine review.
The results of the coroner’s drug tests could take up 12 weeks, Hallock said.
Court records show Bracamontes was charged with public intoxication, a misdemeanor, in January, but the case was dismissed in April.
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