JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — A home alarm alerted a homeowner that people were there who weren’t supposed to be. It is unclear whether the homeowner was at home at the time of the break-in, but we do know that he defended his home and his property.
Police say the man found two intruders inside the home. One of those intruders was shot by the homeowner and died of his injuries. He was found in a sedan that was parked in the carport.
This incident could have happened one of two ways:
- The homeowner was home at the time of the break-in. In this case, it’s usually fair grounds to draw your firearm and defend your property, self and family. Castle doctrine is in place in many states, so be sure to know the laws.
- The homeowner was not at home at the time of the break-in. In this case, things get a little weird. If a person goes into a home that is known to have intruders, it could wind up messy. In that situation, it’s usually best to call police and have them handle it. If you have family inside, however, that’s another story. It’d go on a case-by-case basis, but truth be told that you’d never know what you’re actually walking into.
In any event, it’s good to see this man defending his home.
The second intruder was searched for, but police were unable to locate him. If he is caught, he should be charged with murder, since his buddy that he left behind didn’t make it out of the thug life alive.