Homeowner Fatally Shoots Intruder During Florida Home Invasion


TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – A Tallahassee homeowner fatally shot an intruder during a home invasion early Wednesday morning.  TPD received a 911 call just after 1 a.m. and responded to a house in the 2800 block of Old St. Augustine Road, near the intersection of Capital Circle SE. Upon their arrival, they located a male who was deceased.  

TPD spokesperson Alicia Turner, speaking on Thursday said, “We are investigating it as a home invasion, attempted burglary with a shooting. The homeowner used deadly force on the suspect after they entered the home.”

Police confirmed that the suspect was armed but did not disclose what type of weapon he had. They have not yet determined if the suspect and the homeowner knew each other, or what the motive for the intrusion may have been.

The State of Florida is one of twenty-three states that have “castle doctrine” laws on the books, which give homeowners the legal right to exercise lethal force against anyone who enters their “castle” illegally and puts them in fear for their life or the lives of others.

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