18-Year-Old Killed, Mother Wounded In SD County

DESCANSO, Calif. (AP) - An 18-year-old man is dead and his mother wounded after the woman's estranged husband shot them, saying he thought they were burglars trying to break into his home in Descanso.

Authorities say Gary Sanner called 911 at about 2 a.m. Saturday to report someone was breaking into his house. A dispatcher soon heard two shotgun blasts.

San Diego County sheriff's deputies arrived and found 18-year-old Joe Eric Burton II dead from a gunshot wound outside a window of Sanner's house. Jennifer Sanner was wounded but is expected to survive.

Sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos says Jennifer Sanner left phone messages for her estranged husband on Friday, asking for property from the house.

No one has been arrested in the case, which is under investigation.

Information from: The San Diego Union-Tribune,

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-08-10-08 0322EDT

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