A 76-year-old homeowner was shot at his La Jolla residence Wednesday at around 6:15 p.m., police confirmed.
According to the San Diego Police Department, a female real estate agent was locking up after showing a home on the 7400 block of Hillside Drive when an unknown male suspect confronted her at the front door.
The luxury $7.9 million-dollar home has been featured in Dream Homes San Diego magazine.
Police said the suspect forced the woman to go back inside the house and demanded she tell him where the jewelry was located.
The woman told the suspect she was the real estate agent and didn’t know anything about any jewelry. The home invasion robbery suspect then proceeded to ransack the house, allegedly stealing some jewelry and fur coats.
As he was leaving, police said the suspect was confronted by the 76-year-old homeowner, who was had just arrived home. The real estate agent remained inside.
During the confrontation, the suspect retrieved a rifle from his car and fired two rounds at the ground. He then pointed the rifle at the homeowner and fired a third round that grazed the victim’s face, police said.
The suspect, described by police as a white male in his 30s with blonde hair, wearing glasses, then fled southbound from the scene in a black Porsche.
Medics were requested for the homeowner who was transported to Scripps La Jolla around 6:45 p.m. with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the face.
No further information has been released on the current condition of the shooting victim.
The investigation is ongoing. Check back for updates on this story.