On Tuesday, July 22, Robin Boyer, 58, of Turlock, CA, told police he found an intruder on his property who was stealing items. Boyer allegedly confronted the intruder, identified by family members as Brandon Pacheco, 25.
During the confrontation an altercation allegedly ensued which resulted in Pacheco being shot in the head with a shotgun by Boyer.
Based on Boyer’s story it sounds like a case of a homeowner defending himself and his property.
Pacheco’s family is claiming he was just a hard working young man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
According to the Modesto Bee,
“I don’t believe there was an altercation at all,” Pacheco’s sister said. “I know that he would have just taken off. He’s never gotten in any fights in his life, never hurt anyone. I think this is wrong. He didn’t deserve to die. I think this man needs to pay for what he did.”
She even took to Facebook to express her outrage.
“He was a good hard working kid that never would hurt anybody and was unarmed, and viciously mowed down,” she posted on Facebook. “He had a lot of family and a lot of friends that loved him. And he was too young to die like this.”
The sister isn’t sure what she wants done, but she wants Boyer, the homeowner, to pay. Also according to the Bee,
“I want my brother back, but I can’t have him back. I hope that man gets charged with something.”
based on Pacheco’s past it does seem likely he was doing more than taking his dirt bike for a ride.
According to The Turlock City News, Pacheco was convicted of theft back in March. During that same incident, police found Pacheco in possession of meth and he was undergoing court ordered classes for his drug problems. He was arrested again in early July on suspicion of burglary, two weeks before he was shot and killed.