Orlando, Florida

From Local6 of December 10, 2007

Police: Victim Shoots, Kills Home Invader

A man in Orange County grabbed a shotgun and shot and killed one of three home invaders inside his apartment late Sunday, according to police.

Investigators said three men burst into a home at the Pine Harbor apartments located near state Road 408 and Rouse Road just after 11:30 p.m. Monday.

During the incident, the homeowner fired a shotgun at the men, causing the three men to flee, police said.

A man believed to be involved in the incident later arrived at a hospital and died from a gunshot injury, according to investigators.

Authorities said it did not appear the victim would face criminal charges for the shooting, Local 6 reported.

“Based on the preliminary investigation at this time in reference to trying to break into somebody’s house, probably (no charges) but that is all subject to change depending on where the investigation takes us,” Orange County sheriff’s Cmdr. Rick Luckey said.

Police are trying to determine if the alleged break-in was a random attack.

Two persons of interest were also taken into custody early Monday was it was not determined if they were involved in the incident.


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