Bee reporters answer questions about area crime news, trends and other issues.
QUESTION: What's the latest information regarding the home invasion/shootout in the Greenhaven area last year?
Submitted by: ict1, Sacramento
ANSWER: Three men have been charged in the Dec. 22 home invasion robbery in which one of the intruders was killed and three other people were wounded.
Joseph Merjil, 31, of Sacramento died in the robbery and shootout, which occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Haven Court off Greenhaven Drive.
Three other people, including the homeowner, were shot during the exchange of gunfire.
Charged with robbery are Thomas Ordonaz, 21, Francisco Merjil, 21, and Frank Trevino, 34. Merjil also is charged with kidnapping, and Trevino also is charged with kidnapping and possession of a firearm by a felon.
According to Sacramento Superior Court online records, all three men are scheduled for a preliminary hearing May 16.