24-Year-Old Man Charged in Newport Beach Home Invasion

24-Year-Old Man Charged in Newport Beach Home Invasion

The Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, Calif., on Sept. 6, 2002. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

City News Service

City News Service

4/21/2024

Updated: 4/21/2024

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—A 24-year-old Pomona man is scheduled to be arraigned April 22 on charges of breaking into a home in Newport Beach where a homeowner shot him, while a second suspect apparently took his own life.
According to Newport Beach police, two suspects entered the house in what investigators believe was a targeted attack, and a homeowner fired shots at them.
Andrew Miguel Rosas was charged Thursday with burglary, robbery, carrying a loaded gun in public, and conspiracy to commit a crime, all felonies. He is accused of the break-in at about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday in the 100 block of Vista Luci.
“We know that there is a relationship between the two suspects and the victims, the residents,” Sgt. Steve Oberon told reporters at the scene.
“It was a home invasion. Whether it was a robbery or what their other intentions are, I don’t know at this time.”
An arraignment in Mr. Rosas’s hospital room was initially attempted Thursday, but rescheduled for Friday in the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. Mr. Rosas, who was not taken to court, did not enter a plea at the hearing, which was rescheduled for Monday.
Rosas was being held without bail. He was accused of conspiring with Gao Ming to commit the robbery, according to the criminal complaint.
Officers arrested a wounded Mr. Rosas at the scene and began searching for a second suspect, who was found dead in bushes outside the home from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Oberon said.
The name of that suspect has not been released as authorities were working to notify his family.
Police said there were four people inside the home when the apparent home invasion took place—a man, two women, and a child. It was unclear who fired the shots.
According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Rosas was allegedly dropped off at the victim’s house wearing dark clothing and face masks.
The suspects brought zip ties and rope and attempted to take the victim’s cellphone to prevent them from calling police, the complaint alleges.
Mr. Rosas “has prior convictions as an adult and sustained petitions in juvenile delinquency proceedings of numerous and of increasing seriousness,” the complaint alleges.
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