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News Release

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Media Relations

Woman Returns Home and Shoots Burglar Update

Los Angeles:  On Tuesday, August 23, 2005, around 8:30 a.m., Mary Ann Talley, a 59-year-old Los Angeles resident, returned home from her daily walk.  When she entered her house, located in the 1500 block of 92nd Street, a 15 year-old male was burglarizing her home and confronted her with a tire iron.  In fear for her life, Ms. Talley shot the subject with a handgun that she kept for personal protection.

The subject was taken to a local hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  The victim, Mary Ann Talley, was not injured during the incident.


The subject has been identified as Alphonso Sanchez.  On August 24, 2005, at 7:15 p.m., Sanchez died from his injuries at the hospital.

Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact the 77th Street Homicide Division at 213-485-1385.  On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).