Newport Beach carnage as homeowner in $5million mansion shoots intruder who broke in with an accomplice at 4am while his family was sleeping – before second suspect ‘commits suicide’ after fleeing

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • A homeowner in Newport Beach shot a home intruder on Tuesday morning 
  • A second suspect was found inside a bush with a ‘self-inflicted’ gunshot wound
  • Police believe that the suspects and family knew each other but it is unclear how 

A shootout between a brave Newport Beach homeowner and two intruders has left one suspect dead and another severely wounded.

The homeowner opened fire early Tuesday morning when the two men stormed the $5million, 4,709 square-foot property while his family was sleeping.

Heavily-armed police arrived at the gated community off Newport Coast Drive and Pelican Hill Road after a 4.45am 911 call to find one suspect dead and another armed with a gun bleeding out in the middle of the street.

The deceased intruder was bizarrely found with a ‘self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head’ after fleeing the house, police said.

A brave Newport Beach homeowner guarded his $5million mansion after two daring intruders attempted to enter his property around 4.45am Tuesday 

One of the suspects was shot by the homeowner and taken to the hospital while the other was found with an apparent 'self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head'

One of the suspects was shot by the homeowner and taken to the hospital while the other was found with an apparent ‘self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head’

Investigators believe that the invasion was a ‘targeted incident’ between the suspects and the homeowners. It is unclear what their relationship is. 

The suspect found in the street was taken to a nearby hospital. His condition is unclear. 

His accomplice was discovered in nearby bushes and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The four people inside the home ‘were safely evacuated and uninjured.’  

Police were seen outside the massive home as they carefully approached the front door with guns in hand. 

Multiple officers and a police dog were seen entering the home through the front doors. 

The motive of the invasion is unclear, but police said that it was not a random attack on the house. 

‘This is a targeted incident- it is isolated,’ Sgt. Steve Oberon said.

Investigators believe that the invasion was a 'targeted incident' between the suspects and the homeowners. It is unclear what their relationship is

Investigators believe that the invasion was a ‘targeted incident’ between the suspects and the homeowners. It is unclear what their relationship is

Police were seen outside the massive home as they carefully approached the front door with guns in hand. The motive of the invasion is unclear, but police said that it was not a random attack on the house

Police were seen outside the massive home as they carefully approached the front door with guns in hand. The motive of the invasion is unclear, but police said that it was not a random attack on the house

‘I want to assure the Newport Beach community, the residents, that this is a safe community and the Newport Beach Police Department is doing everything we can to ensure the safety of the community.’

The previous owners of the home, Belle Tatsing and Sally Tatsing, told DailyMail.com that they were shocked to see their old home on the news. 

Belle said that it is ‘uncommon’ for burglaries and home invasions to happen in the secure and affluent community. 

‘It was not a random invasion for sure,’ Belle said. 

Her and her mother previously lived in the home that they rented out until July 2022.

According to Zillow, the home was recently sold in January 2024 for a little over $5million. 

The lavish home has six bedrooms and five-and-a-half bathrooms, a three-car garage, pool, patio, walk-in closet, and stunning views of the area. 

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