Father of three is killed after he and neighbors confronted a man stealing cars on their LA street

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A California father of three was shot dead days before Christmas by a burglar he and other neighbors chased down in a Los Angeles suburb.

Joey Casias, 38, was killed in Covina, about 20 miles outside L.A., where homicide figures have soared 52 percent in the past two years and Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is under fire for his soft-on-crime policies.

Police said the trouble began December 21 about 11 pm, when ‘multiple neighbors’ on the city’s 1100 block of North Charter spotted a man stealing from a parked car. They followed him about a half a mile away to the 1800 block of East Covina Boulevard.

When the bandit was confronted, he pulled out a gun and fired several rounds, fatally wounding Casias, who was a UPS driver and Boy Scouts’ leader police said.

The crime happened as criticism mounts around Gason, who continues to be called out for a zero-bail policy that…

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