Burglar sues homeowner for being shot during home invasion

Samuel Cutrufelli 
By: Aarav Sen 

A brazen burglar sued a homeowner after being shot during a home invasion, according to reports.

A 90-year-old man from California, who was shot during a robbery by the suspect, has reportedly been sued by the admitted meth addict, who allegedly shot him.

Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, said that Jay Leone negligently shot him during a confrontation in January, inside the home of Leone in Greenbrae.

Authorities have said that Cutrufelli entered the house and put a gun to the head of Leone, before tying up the man with a belt and going through the residence to steal valuables.

Leone said he was able to wring his hands loose before convincing Cutrufelli to let him use the bathroom. He grabbed one of the five firearms in his bedroom and saw Cutrufelli in his closet.

Cutrufelli in turn, allegedly fired his gun, hitting Leone in the jaw. Leone then fired again before Cutrufelli took away his gun, put the gun to his head and pulled the trigger, but luckily, no bullets were left in the gun.

The two men were hospitalized for an extended period after the armed struggle. Cutrufelli claims that Leone caused great bodily harm, financial and other damages, including loss of his house and the dissolution of his marriage.

Cutrufelli, a father of two, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder against Leone. His trial is nearing the end. The malpractice lawsuit was filed on his behalf by his father and his attorney, who said that Cutrufelli is addicted to methamphetamine.