Thomas Manzano and his buddy had been out drinking for several hours when they decided to crash at what they thought was the vacant apartment where Thomas’s friend had been squatting. Thomas banged on the front door when he couldn’t get in, and the tenant who lived there opened the door. It was 3 o’clock in the morning. The resident turned Manzano away, and Manzano threatened the man before he closed the door on him. Obviously, it wasn’t the apartment they thought it was. I guess at that point in their intoxication, they were very easily confused, to say the least.
But Manzano didn’t give up. He decided to break in the apartment through a bedroom window where the resident’s adult son was staying. Manzano threatened and started to attack the man’s son, and when the resident heard the commotion from another room, he grabbed his gun and hurried over to his son’s bedroom and put 3 rounds in the drunk man. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.