WASHINGTON, D.C. — (RealEstateRama) — A 28-year-old man was found guilty today of robbing a home that resulted in the fatal shooting of a fellow burglar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Gus Polly Adams was convicted of one count each of first-degree residential robbery and first-degree residential burglary. The jury also found true the special allegations that Adams inflicted great bodily injury and elder abuse.
Jurors, however, acquitted Adams of one count of murder.
On July 22, 2014, Adams and accomplice Andrea Miller, 28, broke into a house in Long Beach when the 80-year-old homeowner walked in while the pair burglarized his home.
After Adams and Miller beat the victim, the elderly man armed himself with a handgun and fatally shot Miller. Following the shooting, Adams fled the scene.
Authorities were alerted about the robbery, located the defendant and arrested him.
The defendant’s mother, Ruby Adams, who served as a lookout during the crime pleaded no contest earlier this year to one count of first-degree residential burglary and was sentenced to three years in state prison.
The younger Adams faces 13 years in prison when he is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 9.
Case NA099761 was investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.
Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
GRisling (at) da.lacounty (dot) gov