He fired several shots as the door was forced.The 16-year-old was grazed on his arm.
The boys fled but Patton collapsed in the driveway and was pronounced dead. His friend, whose identity was not released, took off in a car driven by 18-year-old Duncan Nicholson, [San Bernardino County Sheriff's spokeswoman Arden] Wiltshire said.
The two survivors are being held without bail on murder charges since it appears "their actions led to a death."
The Brady Campaign will count this death as a teen tragically shot, since the fact that it appears he was engaged in a crime at the time doesn't count in their eyes.
As for the homeowner, he is neither charged nor held.
"It looks like it was self-defense," Wiltshire said.Police believe these three were responsible for the previous burglaries at this address.
Self-defense is a human right.