February 18, 2018
Sadly the Black survived.
A Hemet couple in their 70s are bruised and battered but say they are alive because they were armed and not afraid to open fire on a man who broke into their home.
KCAL9’s Tina Patel spoke to the couple about their ordeal and how they fought back.
“I really wanted to hurt this guy, I really did,” says Jeff Sagmeister.
And Sagmeister says he doesn’t feel bad about opening fire on the suspect. He says the man broke into his home early Tuesday morning.
The 71-year-old says a gun was the only way he could fight back against 27-year-old Dechawn Wallace.
Wallace ended up getting away. But he was arrested when he showed up at a Moreno Valley Hospital for treatment of his gunshot wounds.