A California man was hospitalized following a home invasion robbery on Thursday after fighting off four attackers and fatally stabbing among them, police said.
Jedediah Boncutter, 18, of Kelseyville, was identified as the suspect who had been fatally stabbed during the incident. He was declared dead in a local area hospital, according to the Santa Rosa Police Department.
Boncutter and a lot of other suspects -- who authorities said they suspected of being Norteno Gang participants -- are accused of driving to the Santa Rosa house with the intent to rob the victim.
Police said the victim had invited one of the suspects, a 19-year-old, to his house the morning of the prosecution. The teenager asked to smoke a cigarette out and"opened the rear door" for 3 hooded and masked guys, according to the department. "The victim was hit and kicked a lot of times throughout the episode.
During the struggle, the victim grabbed the knife and -- in fear of being beaten unconscious -- began stabbing Boncutter, police said. Among the suspects fired the shotgun from the air, and the gun jammed. The victim then grabbed the shotgun and ran to a neighbor's home where he managed to call the police, police said.
Authorities said the victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries that weren't considered life-threatening. His name isn't being released because of the brutal nature of the episode , according to the department.
Police said they later got a call from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) about a woman discovered during a single-vehicle crash near Highway 12 and Highway 21.
The woman told officers her boyfriend had been stabbed, and the inside of the vehicle was stained with blood, according to authorities.
Police said they discovered that she had participated in the prosecution.
She had been detained on suspicion of robbery, discharging a firearm during a robbery, and a gang enhancement.
The research into the home invasion is ongoing, police said. Witnesses to the prosecution are encouraged to call the Santa Rosa Police Violent Crimes Team.