Man shot during Trophy Motorcycles burglary gets prison sentence

Publish Date: 
Dec 16, 2012

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - A man who was shot by a dealer as he tried to rob a Talmadge motorcycle shop has been sentenced to to four years and four months in state prison, according to KGTV.

Though he initially pleaded not guilty, Christopher Lamont Peterson, 37, pleaded guilty in September to theft of a firearm and burglary at Trophy Motorcycles last March 15. He pointed a loaded shotgun at co-owner Isaac Heinrich when Heinrich confronted him with a 40-caliber handgun as he tried to leave the shop.

Prosecutors said Peterson threatened Heinrich with a loaded shotgun that Heinrich kept in the store, and continued to advance when Heinrich shot at him three to four times but missed. Heinrich then shot Peterson three times in the leg, according to authorities.

Besides the shotgun, Peterson had a computer and a camera from the store when he was shot, prosecutors said.

Posted by Holly Wagner