A 76-year-old homeowner was sent to a local trauma center with a gunshot wound to the face after a home invasion robbery in La Jolla on Wednesday at 6:14 p.m.
According to San Diego Police, a female real estate agent was locking up a house on the 7400 block of Hillside Drive after showing it, when a white male confronted her at the front door and forced her back into the house.
San Diego Police Officer David Stafford said the suspect demanded that the real estate agent tell him where the jewelry was located.
Reportedly the real estate agent told the suspect she did not know. The suspect then ransacked the house and took jewelry and fur coats, according to police.
As the suspect was leaving the property, the 76-year-old male homeowner, who just arrived home, confronted him.
The suspect then allegedly retrieved a long rifle from his car and fired two rounds into the ground, police said.
“He then pointed the rifle at the victim and fired a third round that grazed the (homeowner’s) face,” Stafford said.
The homeowner was transported to a local trauma center for his non-life threatening gunshot wound to the face.
Police said the robber was described as a while male in his late 30s. He had blond hair, wore glasses and fled in a black Porsche from the area.
The listing agent is Peggy Chodorow with Prudential California Realty. San Diego Police would not confirm the identity of the female real estate agent.
The house is listed for $7,975,000.
San Diego Police’s robbery division is investigating.