An 80-year-old man shot and killed an unarmed, fleeing woman who burglarized his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant.

Long Beach, Calif., resident Tom Greer said he walked in on a man and woman who had broken into his home and then attacked him. reported:

The pair tackled him, Greer said, then continued ransacking the house, breaking into a safe while he watched.

He said he was able to get to his gun, a .22-caliber revolver, and the pair ran when he showed it to them.

He said he tried to shoot both of them but was only able to hit the woman.

"The lady didn't run as fast as the man, so I shot her in the back twice," Greer said. "She's dead ... but he got away."

"She says, 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant — I'm going to have a baby,' and I shot her anyway," Tom Greer told KNBC-TV.

Police confirmed Wednesday that Greer shot and killed the woman after interrupting a crime in progress. It is not yet known if any charges will be filed against him.

Watch William La Jeunesse's report above from Happening Now.

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