Coroner identifies man killed in Saturday home invasion

1:15 PM, Dec 26, 2012   |    comments
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Joseph Merjil

SACRAMENTO, CA - The Sacramento County Coroner's office has identified the man fatally shot in a home invasion on Saturday, Dec. 22 in Sacramento's Pocket neighborhood.

Joseph Merjil, 31, was identified as the intruder who was killed during the robbery after a homeowner, robbery suspect and two other people engaged in a gun fight outside a home on the 900 block of Haven Court, according to Officer Doug Morse.

Three other people were injured in that shooting, including another robbery suspect, 21-year-old Thomas Ordonaz, who was injured in the shooting and later arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and accessory.

The homeowner was also shot and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Sacramento Police Department at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.


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