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NorCal Man Uses Samurai Sword To Kill Home Invasion Robber

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A man grips a samurai sword. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

A man grips a samurai sword. (TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images)

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FIREBAUGH, Fresno County (CBS/AP) — A Fresno County homeowner killed a robbery suspect with a samurai sword during a home invasion, according to authorities.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said two suspects armed with a handgun and an axe invaded a house in Firebaugh near Fresno in the middle of the night Saturday intending to rob the home.

The suspects, 34-year-old Aaron Baeza and 30-year-old Christopher Rupe, tied up the homeowner and his girlfriend and demanded money. They later freed the man to allow him to look for the cash.

The homeowner then stabbed and killed Baeza with his samurai sword.

Rupe escaped, remains at large, and is considered armed and dangerous. Investigators say he may be traveling with an unidentified Caucasian woman in a dark green Ford F-150 pickup, with a California license plate of 6T04402.

 

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