SUSPECT KILLED IN LEMON GROVE HOME INVASION IDENTIFIED AS DERRICK HARRIS JR., 15

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By Miriam Raftery

February 15, 2017 (Lemon Grove) – A suspect killed in a February 7th home invasion in Lemon Grove has been identified as a juvenile, 15-year-old Derrick Harris Jr.

The Sheriff’s Department seeks public help to identify a second suspect who remains at large, says Lieutenant Kenneth Nelson with the San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide Detail.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477 and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

The crime occurred in the 2400 block of Edding Drive in Lemon Grove shortly before 2 a.m. on February 7th.  Investigators said that two armed suspects forced their way into the home.

During a struggle, the homeowner’s son suffered a gunshot wound that was not considered life-threatening.

The homeowner returned fire, killing Harris.  The second suspect fled.