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Landlord accused of shooting at tenant in Vista home

Posted at 6:25 AM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-24 15:36:26-04

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A landlord and another man were arrested Sunday on suspicion of shooting at and attacking a tenant at a Vista home, sheriff’s officials said.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, deputies responded to reports of a person armed with a gun and shots being fired in the 700 block of Lemon Avenue at around 6 p.m.

The tenant told deputies that his landlord, identified as 49-year-old Robert Lennon Lucas, kicked the door in and pointed a handgun at him. Lucas allegedly fired two rounds at the tenant, but the bullets did not hit hm.

Deputies said another man with Lucas, identified as 24-year-old Weston Hansen, then tried to hit the tenant with an ax, but the tenant blocked the attack with a stick.

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Lucas and Hansen left the scene after the altercation, officials said.

After deputies investigated the incident and left the home, the tenant called 911 to report that the two men returned to the house.

The two men were inside when deputies arrived, and sheriff’s officials said the deputies heard gunfire from inside the home.

A short time later, the two men exited the home and were arrested by deputies.

“Deputies located a semi-automatic handgun in the pocket of one of the suspects. The second suspect still had an axe in his possession,” sheriff’s officials said.

No injuries were reported in the incident.