DEL PASO HEIGHTS (CBS13) – Police are investigating the death of a man shot in the backyard of a Del Paso Heights home were marijuana plants are being grown.

Police were called to a home on Morey Avenue and Knightlinger Street at about 3:11 a.m. Thursday and found Vue Cheng, 29, with a gunshot wound and blunt force trauma to his upper torso. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives now believe that the two residents were awoken by noise in the backyard. The residents found at least one man (Cheng) attempting to steal marijuana plants from the backyard and confronted him.

The police have not released the names of the residents and did not indicate that anyone had been arrested.

Whether it’s for medical purposes or not, a neighbor told CBS13’s Nick Janes the pot garden was to blame.

“Too many people are getting killed over it,” he said.

Comments (4)
  1. Swim says:

    The garden probably was a factor. Not because it was some crazed druggie looking to get high, but someone looking to steal for cash. Sad to see people dieing over a silly plant.

  2. lushrimbaugh says:

    Did they ever release the identity of the Elverta rapist-kidnapper ?

  3. johnny zarate says:

    I am not saying good he got shot i just want to say as a patient who was recently hit at gun point and robbed for my medicine…i say dont F around or you wont be around….

  4. The Blogger says:

    Just another reason why weed should be legal to buy if you are over 21 yrs old.

    Harsh but true…………

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