Is He a Teen Tragically Shot, or a Felon Shot in Justifiable Self-defense?

Depends on who you talk to I guess. 15-year-old burglar gets into shootout with homeowner in Merced

If you break into homes you will eventually find an armed resident. Even though it took a while for this guy to wake up.

It took just seconds, police said, for the suspect to grab his gun. The homeowner was armed too and that’s when investigators said they started firing at each other. The suspect was shot twice and relatives of the victim said the teen barely missed his head.

The teen will be arrested and charged with burglary and attempted murder, once he gets out of the hospital. Police are still searching for a 2nd intruder.

Self-defense is a human-right. Even in California.