Tom Greer, an 80-year-old man from Long Beach, California, has made the news in what some say was an "unnecessary act of defense."

He told KNBC-TV that a female and male accomplice broke into his home and knocked him down. Some time later he was able to retrieve his gun and it was at this time that he fatally shot the  female suspect in the back while she and the male suspect attempted to run away.

"The lady didn't run as fast as the man so I shot her in the back twice—she's dead but he got away. ... She said, 'Don't shoot me! I'm pregnant! I'm going to have a baby!' and I shot her anyway" said Greer.

Police are investigating whether or not the shooting was in self-defense. A coroners report has yet to confirm if the female suspect was pregnant.