Friends: Man Fatally Shot After GPS Takes Him To Wrong House
LILBURN, G.A.--Friends of a shooting victim claim the man was killed after his GPS led him to the wrong house.
Rodrigo Diaz had plans to go ice skating with friends over the weekend. He allegedly entered one of the friend's addresses into his GPS and drove to a home in Lilburn, Georgia. They waited in the driveway of the home they thought was their friends.
However, Diaz's friends claim the actual homeowner came outside and fired his .22-caliber handgun in the air and then at Diaz's vehicle. Diaz was shot in the head and later died.
The homeowner, Phillip Sailors, told police he thought he was the victim of a home invasion. Sailors held the other occupants in the car at gunpoint until the police arrived.
Sailors is facing charges of malice murder. An attorney for Sailors released this statement,
“He is very distraught over the loss of life from the defense of his home. This incident happened late in the evening hours when he was home with his wife and he assumed it was a home invasion and he maintains his innocence.”