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July 25, 2014: Man Charged with Murder, Other Crimes in Long Beach Home-Invasion Robbery

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A 26-year-old man accused of robbing a home that resulted in the shooting death of a fellow burglar was charged today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Gus Polly Adams (dob 6/28/88) is charged in case NA099761 with five felony counts: murder, first-degree residential robbery, first-degree residential burglary, grand theft firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Adams was scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon. However, the court appearance was continued to Aug. 11 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court in Long Beach in Department S01. Prosecutors are recommending that his bail be set at $1.11 million.

The charging document also contains special allegations that the defendant inflicted great bodily injury and elder abuse in the commission of the crime.

Additionally, the felony complaint includes two prior convictions for possession of a controlled substance in 2011 and petty theft with three priors in 2012.

Prosecutors said on July 22 the defendant and accomplice Andrea Miller, 28, reportedly broke into a home in Long Beach. The homeowner, an 80-year-old man, walked in while Adams and Miller were burglarizing his home.

After the alleged burglars beat the victim, the elderly man armed himself with a handgun and fatally shot Miller. Following the shooting, defendant Adams fled the scene.

Authorities were alerted about the robbery, located the defendant and arrested him.

If convicted as charged, Adams faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

The case is being investigated by the Long Beach Police Department.