In Long Beach, police responded to a burglary in progress at a residence at 2:24 am Sunday morning. When they arrived they found a “burglar”, 29-year-old Ryan Mitchell Anderson dead inside the home.
Authorities arrived to find that the resident of the home had shot the suspect. The couple that lives in the home was not injured.
Now Anderson’s friends are telling ABC 7 that it was all a big mistake:
Anderson’s friends are coming to his defense, saying it may have been a misunderstanding. They say he was out partying with them earlier in the night and might have been intoxicated when he walked into the home where he was shot.
“He’s not, by any means, a violent person. I’m just thinking that maybe he got confused and thought this was his house because it kind of looks the same in front,” said Angela Almaguar, Anderson’s roommate.
According to friends Anderson had no criminal record and was walking home when they last saw him.